Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service Pennant, HMCS Stadacona
This souvenir pennant combines the crest of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) (left) and the name of Halifax's shore establishment, HMCS Stadacona (right).
The bird atop the anchor in the crest is a wren, a reference to the name given to members of the WRCNS - "wrens". HMCS Stadacona was the naval barracks, and was also responsible for aspects of administration and training. During the Second World War, members of the WRCNS stationed in Halifax - some 1,000 by 1944 - were accommodated at HMCS Stadacona.