Canadian Naval Staff in London on V-E Day
Canadian naval personnel, including members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, celebrate V-E Day near Piccadilly Circus in London, England.
Among them is Lorna Stanger (second from left). These people formed part of staff of the Canadian Naval Mission Overseas. Created in May 1944, it was responsible for liaison work with Great Britain and its Royal Navy. The announcement of the end of the war in Europe prompted widespread celebrations in London, with people taking to the streets. The buildings in the background still stand at the intersection of Haymarket and Coventry Street.
George Metcalf Archival Collection