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Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (RCAF WD)

In this section, you will find recollections from three women, two who were part of the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (RCAF WD) and one worked for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a civilian. 

All three of these women were pioneers. Sylvia Evans was among the first seven women to leave from Edmonton for training in Toronto. She would return to Alberta to work at No. 4 Training Command in Calgary before being posted across the country. Jessie Stewart was among the first group to leave for training from British Columbia and was later posted to No. 7 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) in Fort Macleod. Mary Sadler was the first woman hired to work in the radio room at No. 2 Air Observer School (AOS) in Edmonton. Read on for personal accounts of their unique, and, perhaps less known, experiences.

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