Canadians in Uniform 1939-1945 – Documenting Your Second World War Ancestor –
Author : Glenn Wright – Historian and Archivist, Royal Canadian Legions Branch 226, Arthur, Ontario, 7, June 2014 – Presentation –
Part One : Documenting your second world war ancestor

Our Armed Forces, 1939-1945

  • Canadian Army: 708 500
  • Royal Canadian Navy: 98 500
  • Royal Canadian Air Force: 22 2500
  • Merchant Navy: 36 000

Women in Uniforms, 1939-1945

  • Canadian Women’s Army Corps
  • Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division
  • Women’s Royal Canadian Navy Service
  • Nursing Sisters

And did women answer the call !!

  • CWAC: 21 000
  • RCAF WD: 17 400
  • WRCNS: 7 100
  • Nurses: 4 500

Recruits 12th Field RCA Regiment

Remebrance- Poem by Jean Perdu inspired by her painting of a crying poppy November 2016

…. So we poppies never grow tired
we grow to honour those below
between the crosses row on row
this is why this poppy cried…..

Poem read on November 16th, 2017,  by author, painter artist, Jean Perdue who served in the Air Force World War Two

Read more: Accessing war service records –  Part two >>

Read more: Service files of Second World War –  Part Three >>

Read more: World War Two Diaries –  Part Four >>