BACKGROUND: On August 13, 1941, to release men from non-combatant roles in the Canadian Armed Forces and to expand the war effort, the Canadian Women’s Auxiliary Corps was formed. It was not until March 1942 saw the induction into the Canadian Army as the C.W.A.C. Their roles were to include secretaries, mechanics, cooks, etc. Most women served in Canada, but some served overseas. The C.W.A.C. was abolished in 1964 when women were fully integrated in the Canadian Armed Forces.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A four brass button tunic with lay down collar, left breast pocket with button scalloped flap and two patch hip pockets, also with scalloped button flaps. The brown, buttoned, shoulder straps are machine embroidered "C.W.A.C." in yellow. Each arm has a brown and yellow, machine embroidered shoulder flash representing "Canada", as well as a Corporal chevron. Above the right cuff are three overseas bars, while a general service badge is above the left cuff. To each collar point are the C.W.A.C. collar insignia, while above the left breast pocket is a Canadian Volunteer Service ribbon bar with Maple Leaf that represents 60 days service outside of Canada. A small General Service badge is also present. A brown, twisted lanyard is suspended through the left shoulder strap to the left breast pocket button. The interior is fully lined. All brass buttons appear to the front appear to be original to the tunic and marked "Wm. Scully". There is some mothing to the shoulder straps, but otherwise a nice clean tunic. The chest measures approximately 32".

GRADE ****                             PRICE $1,175.00

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