Three Royal Navy Wrens have completed a 100-mile walk whilst fundraising for the National Charity of the Royal Navy. 

The longest serving female senior rate in the naval service, WO1 Barbara McGregor and the first female Command Warrant Officer in the naval service, WO1 Annette Penfold MBE, completed a 100-mile walk in Wales in celebration of WRNS100. The team also fundraised for The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity's (RNRMC) Twickenham100 challenge.

The RNRMC kept supporters updated with the Wrens progress with a daily blog which is available here

Starting at Newport Parrog Boating Club in Wales and finishing at HMS Cambria 9 days later, the team were met by a huge crowd cheering them across the finish line.

...there was even a Wrens 100 themed cake presented to the team.

The team of Wrens adopted guest walkers at different points of the challenge. From fellow Wrens, to Royal Navy Lieutenants, to a team of Royal Marines, there was a huge amount of support for Barbara and Annette throughout the challenge.

During the first few days, the fundraisers took in the fantastic views of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path and met the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan; D Byron Lewis esq. and his wife. They were also joined by the president of the Swansea and South Gower branch of the Royal British Legion who presented Barbara with a plaque.

The team even got the chance to speak with both Junior and Infant classes at Mount Street School. The school has an Armed Forces Covenant Garden and the children tested the team with questions about the Royal Navy and the Wrens.

After 9 days of relentless walking throughtout the Welsh countryside, the team racked up a total of just under 150 miles, 50 miles over their target and walked a total of 272,152 steps!



A huge congratulations to the Wrens Walking Wales and thank you from everyone at The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity to Barbara, Annette and the team. We loved hearing your daily updates and seeing all of your pictures throughout the 9 days.

You can still show your support for the incredible efforts of the "Wrens Walking Wales" by donating here