Objects and Photographs


Canadian Naval Staff in London on V-E Day
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
CWM 19790488-010_2

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