Fonds SC370 - Dorothy Robertson fonds

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Dorothy Robertson fonds

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  • 1943 - 1993 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records
16 photographs

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Dorothy Robertson served as a P.O. Wren Tel. S.O. (K) at "Y Station" (Wireless Observer Station), Gordon Head, 1944-1946. The staff of the "Y Station" were attached to the H.M.C.S. Givenchy, a shore establishment at the HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt. The "Y Station" site is now part of the University of Victoria (B.C.) campus.

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The fonds consists of a typescript "I Go (Not) Down To the Sea in Ships: Recollections of a Canadian Wren", photocopies taken from Dorothy Robertson's scrapbook, plus photographs and negatives.

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Canada. Royal Canadian Navy; Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service; Givenchy (Ship); Gordon Head Army Camp (Victoria, B.C.); Military history, Modern--Canada; World War, 1939-1945--Electronic intelligence; World War, 1939-1945--Military intelligence; World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Canadian

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Revised by JF, June 26, 2013.

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  • English

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