NEWSLETTER 

MAY 2024

THOUGHT OF THE DAY

“I don't know how to act my age, but then, I've never been this age before.”

 

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: 

Ladies,                                                                                                                                                        

 

This is the last newsletter before the reunion, there's only 28 days, that's less than a monthWe are looking forward to seeing you all at Reunion 16!

 

 

REUNION 16: 

Prince Edward Island Trivia:

"Home of The Canadian Potato Museum in O'Leary, PE. If you plan to tour PEI, it's about an hour and a half from Charlottetown. They also have a restaurant." 

If you are not going on the bus tour, there are a few things close to the hotel that might be of interest.

The back of the Confederation Centre is right across the road from the hotel.

There are two exhibits in the Confederation Centre Art Gallery during the time we are there. One selection is called The Sweet Spot and the other is called Nn'tu wikk ti! which is artworks reflecting Indigenous culture.

There is also a mall attached to the hotel.

LUNCHEONS: 

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 lunch meeting will be on May 8th at Tony Roma's in the Londonderry Mall, 6604 137 Ave NW 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 wecarr@telus.net.

Kingston/Greenwood, NS

The Kingston/Greenwood Ladies will be holding a Luncheon on the 21st of May, 2024 at the Union Street Cafe, 183 Commercial Street, Berwick, NS.  12 Noon. All Military/RCMP Ladies in the area are welcome to attend. For more information contact Pauline at hughpd.ryan@gmail.com.

Charlottetown, PE

The next PEI Military Ladies luncheon will be held at PEI Island Preserve Company, 2841 New Glasgow Rd, New Glasgow on Wednesday 22 May at 12:00. Please contact Debbie Reid at debbie.reid1234@outlook.com for more information.  

EVENTS: 

Women in Uniform to meet in Orleans, ON "EVENT IN SEPTEMBER!"

Heads up! There will be a get-together in Orleans, ON. 

Jeanine Mader writes:

Hope to see as many of you there as possible. Anyone from the Ottawa area are more than welcome. Even if you live further away and happened to be in the area, please come by.  

When:  September 14 ,2024

Time: 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Venue: Orleans Legion, 800 Taylor Creek, Orleans, Ontario 

If you would like to attend this event or need more information, please send an email to servinggalsgettogether@gmail.com 

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

 

COMMENTS AND REPLYS:

Ida writes: 

 Does anyone still collect Campbell's soup labels?  

 

A History for the Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial  

In this article you can find:

On pages 79 and 80 they talk about the elimination of the separate women's division to the recruitment of women directly in the RCAF regular forces. 

Starting on page 101 - The SAGE light gun.

On pages 164 thru 166 has the locations and addresses of RCAF Museums.

Click here to go to the website, then click on the blue button of your preferred language to read the document.

Thank you for your participation in this section. Ladies who wanted to connect were able to contact members here. If you would like to share a memory, please click the link below. 

If you wish to comment or reply to something in our newsletter click here.

 

LAST POST: 

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 include them in our monthly newsletters as we find them. If it has been more than five years their names go directly in the Last Post list on the website, but do not appear in the newsletter.  

 Last Name  

 First Name          Maiden Name    Date of Death     Age    City             

  Prov  

 Doherty

 Bernice Edna "Bernie"    

 Doherty

4 Feb 2024   

90  Souris    MB
 Pane

 Florence Ruth "Flo"

 Wiedman

11 Aug 2023   

89  Cold Lake AB
 Redekopp

 Nancy Alison

 Hastings

18 Apr 2022   

98  Winnipeg MB

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

Granddaughter of Doris Marina Davis would like to share this:

Hi, I was hoping to add my grandmother to the airwomen last post page. I recently received her LAC service records. She served from 1953-1956, releasing as an LAW in the Reglar Force Supply Tech Grp 2

Her name was Doris Marina Davis. Her maiden name was Webber. Born 28 Apr 1935. She spent most of her life living in Riverview, NB, so that's probably best for location. She was 79. I believe the records show she left as an LAW, but perhaps you would know better from reading them. I just received them yesterday.
Thank you so much. She was proud of her service. I loved seeing the old photos of her in uniform. She met my grandfather on the base in Newfoundland, where my mother would be born.
 
Rachel
 
We have since entered her grandmother's name in our Last Post on the webpage.  

BIRTHDAYS:

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

 

YOUR COMMITTEES:

Executive Committee:

Tracey Everett - Chair, Newsletter

Pat Brennan - Co-chair, Editor

Claire Williams - Treasurer

Reunion 16 Committee:

Debbie Reid - Chair Charlottetown Committee