Talk:Royal Voluntary Service

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Article move[edit]

I think we may need to move this article to "RVS" since this BBC news item says they have dropped the "W" from their name in a bid to attract more men. Any thoughts? Paul MacDermott (talk) 11:03, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

It should be the full name 'royal voluntary service' since they are no longer abreviating. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.15.12.177 (talk) 19:15, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Move. Jafeluv (talk) 08:03, 27 May 2013 (UTC)


WRVSRoyal Voluntary Service – The organization that was formerly known as the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service (they re-branded to use just the acronym) is now to be known as the Royal Voluntary Service. See the new website and various media coverage. 94.192.38.84 (talk) 20:23, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Support; if sources have taken up the new name, it seems reasonable enough to me. bobrayner (talk) 21:20, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support ditto. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:08, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support, per nom. Kind regards, DA Sonnenfeld (talk) 13:10, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Paul MacDermott (talk) 17:03, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. But someone needs to set up a redirect page for WRVS because that's what it was (well, after it stopped being the WVS) and most of the sources and other stuff written about it prior to approximately now will use one of the old names. Not every wiki-user listens to BBC Radio/TV news in the UK.... Regards Charles01 (talk) 17:28, 21 May 2013 (UTC)
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Pertaining to WWII & when it was known as the WVS...[edit]

There isn't mention of the Rural Meat Pie Scheme? More importantly however I presume it was run by WVS: The Travelling Kitchens, and the National Kitchen & Restaurants. One restaurant was called the New Bridge Inn, the picture didn't say where. I don't have any more details myself, these were all captions on photos in farming book I saw in the library. America had something similar but whether they were holdovers from the depression I never knew either: Bread Line. Several of the restaurants were still open when I was a child in the 70s. I mean this as a separate entity from charity Soup Kitchens. 82.30.84.177 (talk) 17:00, 2 March 2017 (UTC)