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WRCNS Acceptance Letter to Eleanor McCallum
WRCNS Acceptance Letter to Eleanor McCallum

This letter to Eleanor McCallum informs her that she has passed the medical examination necessary for entry to the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS).

McCallum was among the first women to join the WRCNS, and preserved this letter as part of a scrapbook recording her career with the navy. The letter is signed by Joan Carpenter, one of the officers from Britain's Women's Royal Naval Service who came to Canada to help promote and establish a Canadian naval service for women.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19920141-011_p4

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Calgary Half Company, RCNVR, 1938
Halifax Dockyard
HMCS Micmac
Calisthenics at HMCS Cornwallis
Canadian Sailor in Hospital
Service Club, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Three Sailors at Rest Base, Northern Ireland
Commander Dorothy Isherwood Inspecting Wrens, Halifax
WRCNS Acceptance Letter to Eleanor McCallum
HMCS Conestoga
WRCNS Summer and Winter Uniforms
WRCNS on Parliament Hill, Ottawa
WRCNS Training at HMCS St. Hyacinthe
WRCNS Quarters, Halifax, 1945
Wrens Listening for German Radio Transmissions
Plotting Room, Naval Service Headquarters, Ottawa
Combat Simulator Ship Model
First Wrens Going Overseas
Jenny Whitehead at Work
Canadian Naval Staff in London on V-E Day
Modelling WRCNS Uniforms and Civilian Wear
Fifth Victory Loan, 1943
Seventh Victory Loan, Halifax, 1944