Canadian Red Cross

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Name: University Detachment of the Canadian Red Cross Corps

Previous/other names: Red Cross Detachment

Prominent date(s) of activity: 1943

History: The Red Cross Detachment organized in the early months of 1943, completing a Basic Training Course intended as training for future work.

Activities: Training included two hours of lecture, one hour of physical training, and one hour of military drill per week. Subjects of these lectures included National Defence, First Aid, and Civilian Defence. The women enrolled were also taught military drill, demonstrating these skills in the Gym Display on March 12, 1943. Members of the UNB Red Cross Detachment wore arm bands

Note(s): The UNB Red Cross Detachment was the first University Detachment of the Canadian Red Cross Corps in the Maritimes.

In its first year, fourty-three women (80% of the Ladies' Society) enlisted in the Corps.


  • The Brunswickan, vol. 62, no. 17, 26 February 1943, p. 5.
  • Up the Hill, 1943, Organizations.

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