Alice (Housenga) Roberts
The role of Canadian women in the war effort should not be overlooked. A vast number were essential to the effective running of airplane and munitions production in Canada. Many were also involved in the BCATP.
Alice in 1942
|Alice served on active service with
the Royal Canadian Air Force from 20th January 1942 and was discharged
and transferred to Class "E" of the reserve "Honorably
released" on the fifth of December 1945.
Alice was born and raised in Iron Springs. After spending 4 weeks in basic training she was then posted to Guelph Ontario where she was taught the fine art of cooking for 900 men. After completing her stint there she was posted to #1 Bombing and Gunnery School in Jarvis Ontario where she would spend the next 33 months. Alice spent the last year of the war in Clinton, Ontario until her release in December of 1945.
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#1 Bombing and Gunnery School in Jarvis Ontario
Mess Staff Jarvis
Life at Jarvis
Winter at Jarvis