‘Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl’ – A WWII Canadian Icon

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Veronica Foster, popularly known as 'Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl'

Veronica Foster, popularly known as ‘Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl’

Veronica Foster, popularly known as “Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl”, was a Canadian icon representing nearly one million Canadian women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and materiel during World War II. Foster worked for John Inglis Co. Ltd producing Bren light machine guns on a production line on Strachan Avenue in Toronto, Ontario.

Veronica Foster, popularly known as 'Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl'

Veronica Foster, popularly known as 'Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl'

Veronica Foster, popularly known as 'Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl'

Veronica Foster, popularly known as 'Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl'

Source: War History Online

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9 thoughts on “‘Ronnie, the Bren Gun Girl’ – A WWII Canadian Icon

  1. Laura Guerrette

    Hi, i am the eldest daughter of Veronica Foster. My brother isolated part of a CBC documentary, Love Hate and Propaganda about my mother Ronnie the Bren Girl. Here is the link wich includes additional information on my mother after the Ronnie years. My mother became a widow at 41 years old with 5 children. She was a successful realtor for all the years after my father’s death… A business dominated at the time by men. She did it with grace, panache and supported us very well. Here is the link http://youtu.be/-E0KvWve-9g

    Regards,
    Laura

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