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Veteran Profile: Margaret Jobin
Born in Windsor, Margaret joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (CWAC) as a stenographer with the Foreign Publications/Russian section of the Department of Military Training. She was stationed at Kildare Barracks in Ottawa.
“We processed the battles that took place through Poland, Finland and into Norway by the Russian Army, who were our Allies, and saved those countries from falling into German hands.”
Formed in 1941, CWAC was a key part of the Canadian Army‘s support system and marked the first time that women were allowed to enlist in the Canadian Army. Margaret was discharged in 1945 and continues to reside in the Windsor area.