Exhibit: She Serves That Men Can Fly–Women Support RCAF

  • Most people have never heard of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Women’s Division of 1941-1946, yet they were an important part of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) during the Second World War. Because more men were needed for combat duties, the RCAF experienced a huge shortage of personnel. Their answer was to create a women’s division that allowed women to replace the men in positions like administration, clerical, and as drivers, instrument mechanics, parachute riggers, photographers, air photo interpreters, intelligence officers and service police – to name a few. This new permanent exhibit serves to remind us – and the younger generation – of the important work that women did for our country and the war effort.

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