WO who paved the way for women

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First Warrant Officer for the WRANS Lenore Maiden, right, being congratulated by the OIC WRANS Chief Officer Norma Uhlmann at HMAS Cerberus in 1972. (Image published in Navy News 24 November 1972)

The Royal Australian Navy has paid tribute to a sailor who paved the way for women in service by becoming the first woman promoted to the highest rank as a senior sailor, Navy Daily reports.

Warrant Officer Agnes Lenore ‘Lennie’ Maiden, who served in the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) for nearly 29 years, passed away in Brisbane yesterday, aged 82.

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