Women at Sea
Today, we take it for granted that women have the same opportunities as men, but there was a time when women were not regular members of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Although women have served in the Navy since the First World War, they were employed in secondary roles. Now, women at sea meet the same challenges as their male counterparts.
Women were fully integrated into the regular force of the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955 but it wasn't until 2001 that women were allowed to serve in submarines. This decision enabled women to serve in any vessel in the fleet.