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8 September 2022

On August 19, 1942 Operation Jubilee or the Dieppe Raid started. The attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in northern France consisted of over 6,050 troops, mostly Canadian soldiers, supported by a regiment of tanks, that had to put ashore under the protection of Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters. The troops were supposed to land, hold the location, and destroy German defences. It was supposed to boost Allied morale.

8 September 2022

The Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS) was created in 1942. Nicknamed the “Wrens,” these women served in 48 trades, including coders, visual signalers, teletype operators, switchboard and radio operators, plotters and telegraphists. The WRCNS motto was: “To free a man for service afloat.” 

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