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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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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. Y Station was attached to HMCS Givenchy at HMC Dockyard, Esquimalt, a shore facility.
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Copies come from the National Archives of Canada and cannot be reproduced without their permission.
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Please credit DND/National Archives of Canada, using specific photograph number.
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The photographs have been identified in the Peter Smith fonds.
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- Canada. Royal Canadian Navy (Subject)
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Revised by JF, July 9, 2013.
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