The Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC)

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

Location: Victoria, BC V9A 6N7 Capital
Country: Canada
Buy Canada flags at!

N 48° 26.181', W 123° 25.289'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites

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.
HM NumberHM1DT6
Year Placed1999
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2978-3308 Belim St, Victoria BC V9A 6N7, CA
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?