Role of Canadian Women in War

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The Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC): On March 1941, the Canadian army, air forces, and navy have established a women’s division called the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC). Basically, their responsibilities covered a range of different tasks, which included; laundry, household chores, cooking and sewing. In addition, they were also assigned clerical work and many served at the National Defence HQ in Ottawa. Most women found themselves doing males jobs: driving cars, trucks, or radio operators. Women also served in the health community, as they were working in hospitals in Europe and Britain. Women’s Royal Canadian Naval services (WRCNS) On July 1942, the Royal Canadian Navy created the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval services. Due to shortage and need of more men for the war, this service was created. During World War II, it became patriotic for all women to help with warfare. For this reason women performed jobs that were supposed to be done by men. Those jobs included; cipher duties, clerical work, telephone switchboard operator, wireless telegraphic operator, coder duties, cook, steward, messenger, elevator operator, and motor transport driver. The Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (CWAAF) In July 2nd 1941, the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Air Force was created by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). This division was formed to release men from combat duties. Countless numbers of women enrolled and started training in the field of coastal defence, shipping protection and overseas duties. Later on, many women served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) headquarters and on stations of the Canadian bomber group. However, during the war, the RCAF was divided into three major forces. One force was engaged in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), while another was employed in theatres of war overseas, and the third was

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