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Collection RC0777 - Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division collection

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Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division collection

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RC0777

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  • 1944-1945 (Creation)

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1 photograph album containing 148 b&w photographs

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Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (1941-1946)

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The Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force was created in 1941 because of a shortage of personnel. It was disbanded in1946.

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The collection contains photographs taken at the Prince of Wales Barracks, Kingsway and the W.D. Barracks in Edmonton; an aircraft display, Edmonton Station, May 1945 (B24 Liberator, Super Fortress, Flying Fortress); and the visit to Edmonton by Princess Alice, Honorary Air Commander of the Women’s Division, and her husband, the Earl of Athlone, Governor-General of Canada, 3 May 1945 (the photographs do not show the couple). There are other photographs of the Gremlins Basketball Team, 1944-45 and aircraft and personnel at Jasper, Alberta. There are also photographs of St. George’s Island Zoo, Calgary; Vancouver, B.C.; as well as weddings and other gatherings. Found loose with the album are photographs of an unidentified parade, a formal group military photograph and other photographs and news clippings.

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The item (11-2010) was received from Morris Norman in 2010.

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RC0777

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