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  • Geoffrey W. Smith
    Geoffrey W. Smith
    image  c. 1941-1945     Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). Served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic in minesweepers and corvettes, promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1943. Geoffrey and his wife, Joy, moved to Oakville in ...
    image  c. 1941-1945   Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). Served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Diagram of a corvette
    Diagram of a corvette
    image  c. 1939-1945     Corvettes, acting as antisubmarine warships, were used by Canada's navy to escort merchant ship convoys carrying men and supplies through the Atlantic. Their function was to detect and destroy the German submarines (U-boats) that threatened the convoys vital to Britain's survival.
    image  c. 1939-1945   Corvettes, acting as antisubmarine warships, were used by Canada's navy to escort merchant ship convoys carrying men and supplies through the Atlantic. Their function was to detect and destroy the ...
    Oakville Museum
  • CWAC Digest: Facts About the C.W.A.C.
    CWAC Digest: Facts About the C.W.A.C.
    image  c.1939-1945     Fact book produced by the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the Second World War as a recruitment tool.
    image  c.1939-1945   Fact book produced by the Canadian Women's Army Corps during the Second World War as a recruitment tool.
    Oakville Museum
  • "A Tribute to the Canadian Women's Army Corps from His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada." Pages from "CWAC Digest: Facts About the C.W.A.C"
    "A Tribute to the Canadian Women's Army Corps from His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada." Pages from "CWAC Digest: Facts About the C.W.A.C"
    image  c. 1939-1945     verso A Tribute to the Canadian Women's Army Corp from His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada I send my warmest greetings to all members of the Canadian Women's Army Corps. In my tours throughout Canada I have seen many of them performing work of great national importance in military ...
    image  c. 1939-1945   verso A Tribute to the Canadian Women's Army Corp from His Excellency, the Governor General of Canada I send my warmest greetings to all members of the Canadian Women's Army ...
    Oakville Museum
  • "You can free a man to fight/Men fill jobs that YOU can do!" Pages from "CWAC Digest: Facts About the C.W.A.C"
    "You can free a man to fight/Men fill jobs that YOU can do!" Pages from "CWAC Digest: Facts About the C.W.A.C"
    image  c. 1939-1945     verso "You can free a man to fight" Have you ever thought that you may not be doing all that you should do to help win the war? You may be working from 9 to 6, you may be doing voluntary work of one kind or another, but is that ...
    image  c. 1939-1945   verso "You can free a man to fight" Have you ever thought that you may not be doing all that you should do to help win the war? You may ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Newspaper clipping "The CWAC's: They Serve that Men May Fight"
    Newspaper clipping "The CWAC's: They Serve that Men May Fight"
    image  c. 1939-1945    
    image  c. 1939-1945  
    Oakville Museum
  • Wedding day of Joy and Geoffrey Smith, Halifax,1944
    Wedding day of Joy and Geoffrey Smith, Halifax,1944
    image  June 1944     Corporal Emily Joyce Dunham, C.W.A.C. and Sub-Lieut. Geoffrey (Jock)Wellocks Smith, R.C.N.V.R. on their wedding day. The wedding took place in King's College chapel, Halifax.
    image  June 1944   Corporal Emily Joyce Dunham, C.W.A.C. and Sub-Lieut. Geoffrey (Jock)Wellocks Smith, R.C.N.V.R. on their wedding day. The wedding took place in King's College chapel, Halifax.
    Oakville Museum
  • Photo taken by Geoffrey Smith showing the signalman with signal lamp on the corvette "Arrowhead"
    Photo taken by Geoffrey Smith showing the signalman with signal lamp on the corvette "Arrowhead"
    image  c. 1941-1945     Geoffrey Smith, who served as ASDIC operator aboard the corvette "Arrowhead," took this photo during the Second World War.
    image  c. 1941-1945   Geoffrey Smith, who served as ASDIC operator aboard the corvette "Arrowhead," took this photo during the Second World War.
    Oakville Museum
  • Geoffrey Smith with fish, Newfoundland
    Geoffrey Smith with fish, Newfoundland
    image  c. 1941-1945     Geoffrey Smith, ASDIC operator aboard the corvette "Arrowhead," caught this fish near Newfoundland when food supplies aboard were low.
    image  c. 1941-1945   Geoffrey Smith, ASDIC operator aboard the corvette "Arrowhead," caught this fish near Newfoundland when food supplies aboard were low.
    Oakville Museum
  • Joy Smith receiving her commission from her father, Lieutenant Colonal F.H. Dunham MC, on February 15, 1945. Looking on are Captain Carlyle (left) and Major General Potts District Officer Commanding #2 Military District (centre).
    Joy Smith receiving her commission from her father, Lieutenant Colonal F.H. Dunham MC, on February 15, 1945. Looking on are Captain Carlyle (left) and Major General Potts District Officer Commanding #2 Military District (centre).
    image  1945    
    image  1945  
    Oakville Museum
  • Geoffrey Smith at anti-aircraft station
    Geoffrey Smith at anti-aircraft station
    image  c. 1941-1945     Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). Served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic in minesweepers and corvettes, promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1943. Geoffrey and his wife, Joy, moved to Oakville in ...
    image  c. 1941-1945   Enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). Served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Gunners with aft pom-pom gun on corvette
    Gunners with aft pom-pom gun on corvette
    image  c. 1941-1945     Gunners on the corvette Arrowhead
    image  c. 1941-1945   Gunners on the corvette Arrowhead
    Oakville Museum
  • Depth charge fired from H.M.C.S. Kamloops
    Depth charge fired from H.M.C.S. Kamloops
    image  c. 1941-1945    
    image  c. 1941-1945  
    Oakville Museum
  • Wedding announcement for Emily Joyce Dunham and Geoffrey Smith, June 3rd, 1944
    Wedding announcement for Emily Joyce Dunham and Geoffrey Smith, June 3rd, 1944
    image  3 Jun 1944     Joy and Geoffrey Smith were married during World War II in Halifax. Geoffrey Smith enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained as an ASDIC (Anti-Submarine Detector). He served in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Atlantic in minesweepers and ...
    image  3 Jun 1944   Joy and Geoffrey Smith were married during World War II in Halifax. Geoffrey Smith enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1941 as an Ordinary Seaman and trained ...
    Oakville Museum
  • Joy (Dunham) Smith
    Joy (Dunham) Smith
    image  1943     Corporal Dunham later became Sergeant Smith after her marriage in 1944 to Geoffrey Smith in Halifax. She served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps in Quebec and Newfoundland.
    image  1943   Corporal Dunham later became Sergeant Smith after her marriage in 1944 to Geoffrey Smith in Halifax. She served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps in Quebec and Newfoundland.
    Oakville Museum
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