Objects and Photographs


WRCNS on Parliament Hill, Ottawa
WRCNS on Parliament Hill, Ottawa

In this photograph, members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) march past a reviewing stand on Parliament Hill.

As their officer (front left) salutes, the others perform "eyes right" by turning their heads to the right, a compliment for the dignitaries (out of picture, at left) reviewing them. While the first members of the WRCNS were trained at Kingsmill House in Ottawa in the fall of 1942, training soon moved to HMCS Conestoga near Galt, Ontario.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19750011-036

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