Wartime work leads to Women's Liberation

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Wartime work leads to Women's Liberation

Well my job was not much different than it would be to go to an office and, and I, I worked for the pay lieutenant commander who was the pay master and the job in pay too was to see that when the ships came in the fellas got some money. I think it was a wonderful experience and something that changed all of us. I mean, many of us had joined up very young and from homes that were dominated, mine certainly was, by my father, and I have always said I thought it was the beginning of Women's Lib, that we had all changed, and particularly those who were officers and, and in positions of, of responsibility. I mean, they came home and, and they weren't the same little shop girls that they had been when they joined up. We had all changed.

Mrs. Greer describes working as pay secretary. She describes the changes women went through as a result of their military service. She believes these changes led to the women's liberation movement.

Rosemond Mildred Greer

Rosemond Mildred Greer was born in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 6, 1924. She was an only child. She became a Naval Secretary and was stationed in Statacona, in Halifax during the war. She also witnessed the Halifax Riots at the end of the War.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
Person Interviewed:
Rosemond Mildred Greer
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
North America
Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service (WRCNS)
Wren - Women's Royal Naval Service (WRNS)

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