Commander Dorothy Isherwood Inspecting Wrens, Halifax
Commander Dorothy Isherwood (centre left) inspects members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
One of the officers from Britain's Women's Royal Naval Service who came to Canada to help create the WRCNS, Isherwood became the director of the Canadian service in March of 1943, a position she held until September of that year. Although Isherwood wears the uniform of the WRCNS and the three stripes of a commander in this photograph, she was still officially serving with Britain's Royal Navy.
George Metcalf Archival Collection