Rudd, June

June Rudd was born in Northumberland, England and raised in Manchester in 1924. June shares her story of wartime life in England, including evacuations, air raid shelters and rationing. Like many young British women, June contributed directly to the war effort by serving as a WREN, or member of the Women’s Royal Naval Service, beginning in 1943. June’s service focused mainly on coding messages for Naval communication.  Her coding work would assist with the planning of Operation Overlord. In the months after D-Day, June would follow the Allies through liberated Europe.

June’s story sheds light on the integral role played by the WRENS in World War 2. She spoke with Grade 9 student Natalie Mercer in 2014.