Objects and Photographs


Jenny Whitehead at Work
Jenny Whitehead at Work

Among the members of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service posted overseas was Jenny Whitehead (left), seen here working in a photographic darkroom.

Whitehead and the man to her right both hold photographs typical of official and publicity images produced by the Royal Canadian Navy. With considerable experience as a photographer, Whitehead joined the WRCNS in February 1943, and underwent photographic training in Ottawa later that year. Posted to London in February 1944, she helped develop the first photographs from the D-Day landings on 6 June, 1944.

George Metcalf Archival Collection
CWM 19790488-005_22

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