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Photos of Canadian Airwomen on the Job

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    Elinor Florence Active Member

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    WARTIME WEDNESDAYS -- Visit my blog to see some wonderful old photos of Royal Canadian Air Force women performing their duties. this woman is plotting aircraft positions. www.elinorflorence.com/blog/rcaf-women RCAF-WD 10.jpeg
     
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    Thanks once again , Elinor, your blog in indicative of your constant research on WW2. Great photographs . I forwarded your blog to my daughter last night, a 42 year old rock climbing , sheet shooting , rifle and pistol target shooting engineer outdoor woman who emailed back that if she had been born then she would have loved to have ferried planes. You have a convert.

    Keep up the good work and should we be expecting another novel ?

    Gaines
     
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    I feel like a broken record, but once again, good stuff Elinor. The blog is excellent and thorough.
     
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    Western women contributing at work (in the '40's). Voting and driving. Marrying same sex. Divorce. Freedom.
    What great countries/ideology the West has produced...The reason everyone wants to be here.
    Thanks for that refresher Miss Florence.
     
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    Another in a long line of excellent entries of your blog. These photos are priceless. Thanks for putting them up.
     
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    Thanks, Gaines. My next novel titled Wildwood has been accepted by a publisher and will come out in March 2018 -- a whole year from now! It's about pioneer life in northern Alberta so it's a departure from my wartime theme, but it's another aspect of Canadian history that interest me.
     
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    I envy anyone who has the ability to conceive and write like you do. It's a talent I wish I had. Congratulations.
     
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    How Northern -like above Edmonton?...It was very hard for those settlers. So dang cold for 4-5 months a year. Would guess they would have followed the railroad and rivers.
    Wop May was basically Dudley Doright. There's a book right there. My suggestion only cost's you 10% of all sales.
    lol. Goodstuff MsF.
     
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    Have you been to Nanton- they have some neat stuff...Heard anything about the airfield in Claresholm(?) or was it Vulcan- they trained guys on the Moth...There was a diner there that was infamous. Hollywood stars would eat there.
    The hotel in waterton also has a lot of history...Burndirt1 said his best times were there...My great granpappy helped build it. Had an ox train to carry lumber there...He built a model of the oxtrain...wonder if someone in the family still has that.
     
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    Yes, my new novel is set in the Peace River country, actually about 100 miles north of Peace River. And yes, I have been to Nanton several times and the Bomber Command Museum is great, especially now that they have all four Merlin engines running on their Lancaster!
     

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