The Fair Maid of Kent Hotel – WRNS Accommodation

The Women’s Royal Naval Service was formed in 1917 and served with the Royal Marines in a number of support roles at the Depot. In 1939 they were billeted in The Fair Maid of Kent hotel opposite South Barracks.

They also participated in the parade for the acceptance of the Freedom of the Borough of Deal, which was granted to the Royal Marines in 1945. When working with the Royal Marines at the Depot they were often referred to as Marens.


Wrens re-union, 1996

Trail Directions: Continue towards the sea front, turn left into Canada Road to the junction at Halliday Drive on your left.