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Wren Reunion - Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service Veterans from the Second World War Reunite

Type: Film and Video

This news story broadcast on September 1, 2002 reports on a reunion of the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, or Wrens, who served during World War II.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Soldiers Set Sail for Iraq

Type: Film and Video

The Canadian Navy is sending two destroyers, a supply ship, and 800 sailors to the Arabian Sea area in the Persian Gulf. They will be joining American-led forces in an attempt to stop Saddam Hussein. This will be the first time since the Korean War, aside from peacekeeping duties, that Canadian forces are headed into potential conflict.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Gulf War: Revisiting the Protecteur

Type: Film and Video

Report on the Gulf War through the eyes of the crew of HMCS Protecteur. The Canadian warship is a long way from the battle front, operating in the southern Persian Gulf. The crew's mission is to supply the ships that do the fighting; they probably won't see action as their weapons are for defence only, but they are conducting regular battle exercises.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Female Officers Take Charge - Canadian Women in the Second World War

Type: Film and Video

Two women who were officers in World War II recount their experiences of working in a very male-oriented environment. Wing Officer Willa Walker, RCAF Women's Division, and Captain Adelaide Sinclair of the Navy Wrens (WRCNS) each had her own challenges to face.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Life Aboard HMCS Terra Nova - Canadian Troops in the Persian Gulf

Type: Film and Video

A report from October 1990 on the HMCS Terra Nova, a Canadian warship stationed in the Persian Gulf. As part of the Canadian contingent participating in the Gulf War, the Terra Nova is enforcing the UN sanctioned blockade against Iraq. The ship has not been engaged in any major conflicts yet, but could be called into battle at a moment’s notice. Canadian soldiers are kept busy rehearsing tactical and rescue procedures, exercising, reading, and writing letters to loved ones back home.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation