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.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada|
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|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10U E 468825 N 5364886|
|Decimal Degrees||48.43635000, -123.42148333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 48° 26.181', W 123° 25.289'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||48° 26' 10.86" N, 123° 25' 17.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2978-3308 Belim St, Victoria BC V9A 6N7, CA|
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