March 8th marks International Women's Day, so it is fitting that we look back at the origins of women in Canadian military policing roles.
In 1974 women gained to right to serve in the Military Police trade of the unified Canadian Armed Forces. However, this was not the first time Canadian women had undertaken service policing functions. A significant number of women had previously served in service police capacities during the Second World War in the women's branches of Canada's three separate armed services.
Read the full article and view period photos here.
Graphic adapted from a joint recruiting ad that appeared in the Winnipeg Tribune, Saturday 23 October 1943, pg. 14.