Rare WW2 Canadian YMCA Women's Auxiliary Services Uniform
Guns International #: 100609448 Seller's Inventory #: 25794
Category: Military Clothing - Military Collectible Non-U.S.
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
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This is a very rare CWAC (Canadian Women's Army Corps) pattern tunic, skirt, and beret ensemble bearing the maple leaf and triangle insignia of the Canadian YMCA. The brown satin-lined, London-made beret (size 6) has a Piccadilly maker's label with embroidered bullion badge at the front. The beret is in fine shape with some age darkening of the lozenge-shaped sweat shield. The size 2 CWAC tunic and size 5 skirt both have Sterling Cloak Co. Ltd. (Winnipeg) labels. The metal YMCA badges are still present on the tunic lapels, as are the “AUXILIARY SERVICES” epaulette tabs, and brass “CANADA” shoulder badges. The khaki gabardine of both the tunic and skirt are in near excellent condition with only minor age wear and negligible staining. The YMCA was one of the wartime organizations acknowledged as an official auxiliary service by the Canadian government. Indeed, it and the Canadian Red Cross were the only two civil organizations allowed by the Canadian government to inspect POW camps in order to ensure that the Geneva Convention was being followed. This is an extremely rare uniform and is in excellent overall condition