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Bettie Bernice Wilson collection.
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- Wilson, Bettie Bernice
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6 cm of textual records
23 photographs : b&w, some sepia toned ; 18 x 49 cm or smaller
1 badge : metal and paper ; 5 x 5 cm
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Bettie Bernice Wilson was born in Hamilton (Ontario) in 1917 to David Thomas Wilson and Monica Elesta Robinson. Wilson enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division on March 31, 1942, she completed her basic training at the No. 6 "M." Depot in Toronto (Ontario), her trade training at No. 1 Technical Training School in St. Thomas (Ontario), and was posted in 1942 at the No. 16 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) Hagersville (Ontario). She was discharged on September 8, 1945. Bettie Bernice Wilson died in Galt (now Cambridge, Ontario) in 2000 and was buried in Mountview Cemetery.
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Materials created or accumulated by Bettie Bernice Wilson and related to her years in the Royal Canadian Air Force Women's Division (1942-1945). Includes photographs of instruction and training sessions, of facilities, of graduating classes, and of Wilson and her colleagues; official documentation and ephemera related to Wilson's service and different events she attended; writings by Wilson and her colleagues; related newspaper clippings, and correspondence sent and received by Wilson.
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Purchased from Lord Durham Rare Books in 2021.
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Described by CGD in 2021.
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More information about No. 1 TTS St Thomas (Ontario).
More information about No. 16 Service Flying Training School (SFTS) Hagersville (Ontario).