Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Gender
Resource Type > Document > Original Resource
The first proposal to organize Canadian women for military service in the United Kingdom was in September 1939. In April 1944 approval was granted for the employment of the C.W.A.C. in rear areas of operational theatres. In between these dates there were many changes in the military that allowed for this approval.
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The evolution of the role of women in the military and the development of the Canadian Women's Army Corps are discussed.
A general discussion of some of the personnel problems that confronted the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRENs), the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWACs), and the Royal Canadian Air Force (Women's Division) (WDs) during the Second World War.