MAY 2023

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"St. Dunstan's Basilica Church, the Cathedral of the Diocese of Charlottetown, 45 Great George Street.  It is named for St. Dunstan the Anglo Saxon saint from Glastonbury. The current stone structure was rebuilt in 1916 after a fire and is located on Great George Street, between the harbour and the Confederation Centre of the Arts. The Basilica was designated as a National Historic Site of Canada in 1990"


"Sometimes the thoughts in my head get so bored they go out for a stroll through my mouth. This is rarely a good thing."   by Scott Westerfeld



We are 13 months out and we are on our way to PEI. If you are an RCAF retired or serving  member and would like to start receiving the newsletter in your email, please fill out a New member form.

Register here: R16 registration form You must be a member or a guest of a member to attend the reunion. 



You don't have to be a member of the RCAF Airwomen's Reunion to attend a luncheon in your local area. If you are interested in meeting up with women you may have served with or whom served at the same time as you, get in touch with the facilitators to see what it's all about.

Some luncheons are monthly, year round. Some have their own annual schedules. 

Edmonton, AB 

Our next luncheon is Wednesday the 10th of May at the Northgate Seniors Center in Edmonton at 1:00 pmWe hope as many as possible can attend and of course husbands or significant others are always welcome. Any questions, please call me, Elke Carr, at 1-780-912-9242 or e-mail me at

Charlottetown/Summerside, PE 

Our next PEI Military Ladies Military Luncheon will be held at The Landmark Restaurant, 12 Main Street, in the beautiful village of Victoria by the Sea. The date is Thursday 25 May beginning at 12:00. If you are interested in attending or would like more information please contact Debbie Reid at   

Kingston/Greenwood, NS  

The next Luncheon for the Kingston/Greenwood Ladies will be held on Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at the Golf Course Cafe,   CFB Greenwood,  NS, Time 11:30 AM. Please note that All three Military Branches and the Ladies from the RCMP are welcome to join us.  For more information, contact Pauline Ryan at  hughpd.ryan@gmail,com.

Halifax/Dartmouth, NS 

The Halifax/Dartmouth Ex-Airwomen Group plan to meet on Wednesday, 17 May 2023 at the Palladium Family Restaurant 942 Cole Harbour Road, Dartmouth, NS at 1 p.m.  If you are interested in attending, contact Dot Kern via email: 

Quinte Region/Kingston ON

Quinte Region and Kingston’s May luncheon location and date has not been finalized. Please continue to check out and “like” our Facebook page “RCAF Airwomen Quinte Region” as all upcoming events will be posted there. Any questions can always be directed to the Quinte coordinator, Geri Bush at

*If you host a regular luncheon, please contact us let us know where you are. You  are not required to publish your information in the newsletter but we can put you in contact with ladies looking for a luncheon group in the area. Thanks so much for participating!



Karen writes:

I was just wondering if there was a way for us to send pictures we took in basic training and trades training so others can see them? I would love to see some of the old gang when we were young. Karen Holden (Coolen) 

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I am always fascinated when I find a story in a newspaper about one of our ladies. Ruth Kells belongs to a luncheon group in Nova Scotia and I found this article about her career. Click here to read.



If you know any RCAF Airwomen who would like to become a member and receive the newsletter fill out the following New Member Form



As the members of the committee update the nominal roll, we are discovering that some of our members have been with the angels for several years. We included in our monthly newsletters as we find them.   

 Last Name  

 First Name          Maiden Name    Date of Death     Age    City             



 Sherrell Jane

 Burns 21 Feb 2023    88  Coquitlam BC

 Lillian "Lil"

 Davis 17 Feb 2023       Victoria BC

 Mary "Naomi"

 King 5 Mar 2023    83  Fredericton NB

 Olive Jacqueline Grace "Penny" "OJG"   

 King 13 Apr 2023    82  Kentville NS


 O'Neill 30 Oct 2022    83  Abbotsford    BC

 Mary Priscilla "Paula"    

 Donovan 3 Apr 2023    82  Dartmouth NS

If you have a notification of a member who has died, please let us know here if you do not see their name in the Last Post on our website. Thank you. 


“Very Happy Birthday!” to our May birthday ladies.

Members only, click here to request a link to the birthday list.



Executive Committee:

Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Pat Brennan - Co-chair, Editor

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Reunion 16 Committee:

Debbie Reid - Chair Charlottetown Committee


Our mailing address for General Inquiries is:

RCAF Airwomen's Reunion
1838 Highway 1
Auburn NS
B0P 1R0