Per Ardua Ad Astra: The Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War with Mike Bechthold

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Mike Bechthold CLICK HERE to register In a few short years, the Royal Canadian Air Force expanded from a small domestic force of 8 squadrons and 4,000 personnel to a globe-spanning air force with 80 operational squadrons and 250,000 personnel (including 17,000 women). The RCAF defended London, led the Normandy invasion, protected convoys in the North Atlantic, […]

Women and the Second World War with Stacey Barker

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CLICK HERE to register Stacey Barker The Second World War brought many crucial changes to the lives of Canadian women, including the opportunity for wider military service. Recruits who joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division, and the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service challenged conceptions, broke barriers, and helped […]