Series 5 - Royal Canadian Air Force. Women's Division

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UTA 1340-B2000-0023-5

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Royal Canadian Air Force. Women's Division

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  • 1940-1998, predominant 1940-1945 (Creation)

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0.40 m of textual records
1 photoprint : 24.5 x 20 cm
27 badges and insignia

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The series partially documents Francess Halpenny’s activities with the Women’s Division of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as a meteorological observer in Torbay (Newfoundland) in 1943 and 1944, and in Summerside (Prince Edward Island) in 1945. It also partially documents her contribution to the RCAF publication, "Wings Overseas", in 1943 and 1944.

The series consists of 4 files including registration certificates, a library card, personal notes about the life at Torbay, correspondence and copies of "Wings Overseas" and "Summerside" publications. It also includes one copy of publication "Per Ardua: A pictorial History of the RCAF, Torbay 1944" ; a photograph of Halpenny’s class at the weather course for airwomen, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, December 1942 ; Halpenny’s badges and insignia, [1943-1945] ; and a thank you note received from Theodore L. Wiacek family, after his death in 1998.

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Press clippings and facsimile communication(s) printed on heat-sensitive paper have been reproduced for conservation reasons and dated [reproduced in 2001].

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B2000-0023/005(07)-(09)

Retrieval code (photographs)

B2000-0023/001P(38)

Retrieval code (artifacts)

B2000-0023/001ART

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