Dr. Roberta Bondar writes:

“Glad Bryce has written with great respect and passion of the Canadian women who became the WDs of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Their story is an important part of our country’s history, and it is imperative that today’s young women and men know how and why their grandmothers and great grandmothers were pioneers in changing how women were perceived by society at large. The stories these women have told are fascinating and it is a wonderful and necessary book that Glad has so movingly written about.”

Margaret Couture, President of Retired Teachers states:

“This book is filled with tributes to the Airwomen who did so much during WWII.
The stories of the WDs who 'Served So That Men Could Fly’ are now recorded for future generations in this book. Glad Bryce has written brilliantly of the part WDs played in winning the war and of the impact their lives have had on changing women’s roles. They are a source of encouragement for today’s young women to follow their dreams.”

Matthew Sittler, Journalist

“This is a book for every library and school to have on their shelves! It is a great read and is thoroughly researched. It chronicles with great respect and passion the role of the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division in the second World War. Glad Bryce has given us an insight into an exciting part of our past.

Norm Miller, Member of Provincial Parliament, Muskoka

“Canadians cannot forget the paths charted by the women who ‘Served That Men May Fly.’ Their bravery and courage during those difficult war years continue to resonate today. The importance of what these WDs accomplished is now recorded for all to see. Well done, Glad Bryce!”

Susan Beharriell, Lieutenant Colonel (retired), RCAF

This excellent book celebrates our WWII Airwomen and ensures that the important legacy of these remarkable pioneers lives on forever. Glad Bryce has created a fine, scholarly work of art. She deserves our thanks!’


David Smith, Belleville

I use this book regularly as a resource. Whenever I read in the Obituary column that a woman was a WD, I refer to the book and often find her biography in the Appendix section. The chapter on Headquarters, Flying Schools and Air Stations is clearly laid out & it has helped me understand the importance that WDs played during the war.

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