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.”
“This book is filled with tributes to the
Airwomen who did so much during WWII.
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