Canada. Royal Canadian Navy
Womens Royal Canadian Naval Service
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Womens Division
Womens Royal Canadian Naval Service / Royal Canadian Air Force
Women's Division uniform collection. [194-]-1963. Lieutenants
medical uniform, round cap, 2 great coats, Navy blue jacket, 3 blouses,
pinafore, 2 cuffs, kerchief, pair of shoes, 3 skirts, tie, top with
matching pants (see below for more detailed description), 1 photograph.
The collection consists of uniforms worn by women (Patricia Gray, D.H.
Currie, and possibly others) in the Womens Royal Canadian Naval
Service and the Royal Canadian Air Force Womens Division,
respectively established in May 1942 and July 1941. The items in the
collection are as follows: no. 1 Lieutenants medical uniform (black
blazer, 4 gilt buttons, and matching tie and skirt); round cap (H.M.C.S.
Cornwallis on tally) with signatures of other Navy staff on the top
and dated July 7 63, belonging to D.H. Currie; 2 black great coats,
one coat with a blackish green lining and 2 gilt buttons, and the other
with a black lining and 4 gilt buttons; no. 3 working blue jacket, white
collar, 12 gilt buttons, and blue skirt; 3 cream-coloured blouses; white
pinafore; 2 cuffs, each with a gilt button; white kerchief; black Oxford
shoes; Navy blue skirt; black tie; 2 black skirts; and Navy blue top
with matching pants. The collection also has a b&w photograph of
a nurse in uniform (presumably Patricia Gray).
Title based on the contents of the collection.
The collection (13-2011) was acquired from Marian Ross in January 2011.
Finding aid available at this, the fonds level, only.
There are no access restrictions.
No further accruals are expected.