The Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC)

The Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) (HM1DT6)

Location: Victoria, BC V9A 6N7 Capital
Country: Canada

N 48° 26.181', W 123° 25.289'

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Le Corps F?minin de l'Arm?e Canadienne (CFAC)

Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) Women's service in the military during the Second World War challenged the tradition of all-male armed forces. Between 1941 and 1946, close to 22,000 volunteers enlisted in the CWAC and were posted to bases at home and abroad. Working in such unconventional settings transformed their life and ambitions. Joan Kennedy, later its commander, opened the first CWAC office on the Esquimalt base on 29 August 1941. The Corps contributed to Allied victory, paved the way for future generations of Canadian service women and raised questions about the equality of women in the civilian world.

Corps auxiliaire f?minin de l'aviation Canadienne Le service militaire des femmes pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale a d?fi? la tradition des forces arm?es jusqu'alors essentiellement masculines. Entre 1941 et 1946, pr de 17 000 femmes s'enr?l?rent dans l'Aviation royale et investirent 65 m?tiers non reli au combat, ici ? Calgary, ailleurs au Canada et ? l'?tranger. Leur travail et leur succ dans ces secteurs allaient transformer leurs vies et leurs ambitions, tout en contribuant remarquablement autant ? la victoire des Alli qu'? l'avancement de la cause des femmes dans la vie militaire et civile.
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HM NumberHM1DT6
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 468825 N 5364886
Decimal Degrees48.43635000, -123.42148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 26.181', W 123° 25.289'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 26' 10.86" N, 123° 25' 17.34" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2978-3308 Belim St, Victoria BC V9A 6N7, CA
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