Collection SC387 - Gordon Head Special W/T Station (Y Station) collection

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Gordon Head Special W/T Station (Y Station) collection

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CA UVICARCH SC387

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  • 1940 - 1945 (Creation)

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28 photographs

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Y Station was attached to HMCS Givenchy at HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, a shore facility. Personnel were bussed up daily to Gordon Head to this top secret facility. Men, later Wrens, listened to Japanese signals and these were later sent to Americans for translation and intelligence.

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The collection consists of Gordon Head Special W/T Station (Y Station) photographs. The photographs depict daily operation at the Listening station. The photographs have been identified in the Peter Smith fonds. Y Station attached to HMCS Givenchy at HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, a shore facility. Copyright expired. Please credit DND/National Archives of Canada, using specific photograph number.

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Copies come from the National Archives of Canada and cannot be reproduced without their permission.

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gordon-head-special-w-t-station-y-station-collection

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Revised by JF, July 9, 2013.

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  • English

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