In February the Canadian government ordered sixty-four corvettes for convoy escort duties, the first of to be built in Canada, as the RCN grew massively in size to become the world's third largest navy. Canada took responsibility for convoys in the Newfoundland region upon their leaving the great naval base and. An Escort Group consisted of several small warships organized and trained to operate together providing protection for trade convoys. Escort groups were a World War II tactical innovation in anti-submarine warfare by the Royal Navy to combat the threat of the Kriegsmarine's "wolfpack" tactics. Early escort groups often. What follows is a list of individual Canadian Red Cross Escort Officers who worked with the War Brides between and Because the Escort Officers represented every province in the Dominion, the women's names appear in order of the city and province they came from, starting in the East and moving across the.