Grostenquin France

Airwomen Arrive at Grostenquin
March 1953


In an attempt to balance "The Early Days" we felt there was a need to document the arrival of Airwomen at 2 Wing in 1953. While the amount of detail available is limited, we feel that we will be able to gather more information as the word spreads to those Airwomen who served at Grostenquin. Can you help us out by providing detail pertaining to the "Original Draft" of Airwomen that arrived at Grostenquin in March 1953?


The Original Draft

Surname

First Name

Rank

Trade

Tour Length

Anderson

C "Cec"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Anderson

CM "Cecile"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Anderson

SI "Shirley"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Arthurs

PR "Pat"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Atkinson

AE "Audrey"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Barron

DR "Dot"

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

Barron

IC "Irene" "Charlie"

AW1

Clerk Accounts

Mar 53

Blackmer

AA "Audrey"

AW1

Medical Assistant

Mar 53

Bois

MA

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Brown

EM

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Burridge

IJ "Irene Joan" "Skeezix"

AW1

Supply Tech

Mar 53

Chafe

PH "Polly"

Cpl

Clerk Accounts (wartime service)

Mar 53

Croteau

MJJ "Jaqui"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Drinovz

C "Lottie"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Dunn

MA "Gertie"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Elliott

CE

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

Elliott

DJ "Donna"

AW1

Med A

Mar 53

Gibson

BJ "Bev"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Gibson

M "Shirley"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Graves

VE "Vivian"

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

Howe

IB Irene"

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

Jones

EM "Betty"

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

Keable

AM

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Kennedy (now Casey)

M "Margaret"

AW1

Clerk Accounts

Mar 53 - Apr 55

Kerr (now Brewer)

F "Flo"

LAW

Medical Assistant

Mar 53 Jan 56

Kristiansen

MTC

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

La Pierre (now Beaverstock)

MM "May"

AW1

Telecom Performance Checker

Mar 53 Nov 55

Livermore

JP "Jackie"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Lloyd

MLN "Mike"

LAW

Supply Tech

Mar 53

Longmoor

ME "Marge"

LAW

Clerk Admin

Mar 53

Martel

AM "Anne Marie"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Mathers

MBCC

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

McIntyre

IR "Isobel"

AW1

Supply Tech

Mar 53

Montgomery (now Hall)

VE "Vera"

AW1

Supply Tech

Mar 53

Mullen

JL "Joan"

Cpl.

Military Police

Mar 53

Page

AM "Anne"

LAW

unknown

Mar 53

Pelletter

MCS "Clotilde"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Pletch

MI

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Reinboth

EAT "Eunice"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Sack

HJ

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Sinclair

PY "Phylis"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Smith

P "Peggy"

AW1

Met Tech

Mar 53

St. Jules

IE "Irene"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Ursulak

M "Marjorie"

AW1

unknown

Mar 53

Wales

GS "Gloria"

AW1

Supply Tech

Mar 53

Weagle (now Roberts)

DA "Dorine"

AW1

Clerk Accounts

Mar 53 Sep 56


Extracts from 2 Wing Historical Record Detail pertaining to Airwomen at Grostenquin


Comments by Margaret Kennedy (now Casey) (1953-1955) Airwomen Arrive at Grostenquin


Comments by Flo Kerr (now Brewer) (1953-1956) Airwomen Arrive at Grostenquin


Comments by May LaPierre (now Beaverstock) (1953-1955) Airwomen Arrive at Grostenquin


Comments by Dorine Weagle (now Roberts) (1953-1955) Airwomen Arrive at Grostenquin



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  1. SSTS Course #4 (for Airwomen) was held at 2 Wing with attendees from all of the Wings as well as Air Division HQ - May 1955.
    Therestof the story.
    Courtesy Connie Olson (now Teed).

  2. Larger image of Airwomen on SSTS Course #4 - May 1955.
    Therestof the story.
    Courtesy Connie Olson (now Teed).

  3. Marilyn Reddick (Miss Canada 1952) and two unidentified airwomen - 8 June 1953.
    Courtesy National Archives of Canada.

  4. Airwomen on the RMS Ascania heading towards France. (L-R) Flo Kerr, Audrey Blackmer, Eunice Reinboth, Cec Anderson, Joan Mullen, Gertie Dunn - March 1953.
    Courtesy Flo Kerr (now Brewer).

  5. List of Passengers on the RMS Ascania, Halifax to Le Havre - 27 February 1953
    Courtesy Dorine Weagle (now Roberts).

  6. A group of fifty Airwomen on Parade, addressed and inspected by Air Vice Marshal Frank G Wait at No. 1 Personnel Reception Centre in Lachine Quebec - February 1953.
    Courtesy Flo Kerr (now Brewer).


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Updated: March 12, 2005