VAD Poster, ca. 1914-1918
VAD Poster, ca. 1914-1918

The British Red Cross Society formed the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) in 1909 to provide auxiliary medical service in the event of war. About 38 women from Newfoundland and Labrador served overseas as VADs during the First World War. They worked in European war hospitals, drove ambulances, and served as cooks, clerks, and maids.

Image courtesy of the British Red Cross Museum and Archives.
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