Mary Greenwood joined the navy in 1944 as a nursing assistant. By the time she left, over 22 years later, she was the highest ranking nurse in Canada’s reserve force.
After being denied a spot in the army, Don Monroe took matters into his own hands and joined the air force
“We flew in weather, most of the time, where the birds wanted to walk,” Arthur Stiff, WWII Hurricane Fighter Pilot.
Gordon joined the Canadian army in 1942 at the age of 19. His adventures overseas took an unexpected twist.
While WWII was being fought on the other side of the world, this side of the ocean was busy making preparations – and it wasn’t just men who wore army stripes.
“When you’re making decisions concerning a group, it has to be the right one,” — John Stringer, Chief Warrant Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1940 to 1975.