Service Women - Aquilin - bryan

1 - Aquilin, Evelyn - Private
- May/43, p.2 – “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Evelyn Aquilin – CWAC.”
- Feb/44, p.2 – (W-110818) “Evelyn Aquilin…(is) with the CWAC’s Vancouver Barracks.”
2 - Arnold, Verna - CWAC
- Jul/43, p.5 – “Verna Arnold of the Dept. Store Staff has joined the CWAC.”
- Nov/44, p.1 – “Verna Arnold in the sister service, crashes her first hurdle by grabbing off a lance jack rank.”
3 – Aster, Alice RCAF (WD)
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Alice Aster…”
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4 - Bailey, D.E.M. (Doris) – Private CWAC
(PH002317)
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.13 – “Already Jeanne Banham and Doris Bailey are in the regular service forces; and in May, Misses Eileen Heavenor, Florence Hembroff and “Jerry” Doran left to take up duties in Eastern Canada.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.13 – “The girls now serving in the forces include Doris Bailey…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “In the CWAC (is) Doris Bailey.”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Doris Bailey – CWAC.”
- Nov/44, p.2 – (W-11490) CWAC PTS Can. Section GHQ 2 Echelon 21 Army Group CAO Belgium “As far as we know at the moment, Doris Bailey is the first local girl to cross the Channel. Doris is somewhere up in Belgium, and we depend on you chaps to keep a brotherly eye (and we mean just that) on Doris if she starts wandering off the man drags in Brussels – and more particularly in Namur.”
- Jul/46, p16 – “Eighteen local girls joined the CWAC, four of whom served overseas. Doris Bailey was our first enlistment in this corps and the first of her group to proceed overseas, in December, 1943. Doris served in the United Kingdom and went to the continent after D Day. At the time of writing she is back in Powell River. Other local CWAC’s in the overseas army included Mary Loukes, Mrs. Gladice MacIntyre and Phyllis Simmonds.”
5 - Banham, Jean – Sergeant RCAF
SW-Banham, Jean – Sergeant RCAFSW-Banham, Jean – Sergeant RCAF-2
(PH002260) (Harold Gribble) (PH002301)
- Vol.18/1942/No.5-May. p.13 – “Already Jeanne Banham and Doris Bailey are in the regular service forces; and in May, Misses Eileen Heavenor, Florence Hembroff and “Jerry” Doran left to take up duties in Eastern Canada.”
- Vol.18/1942/No.9-Sep. p.13 – “The girls now serving in the forces include…Jean Banham…”
- Vol.19/1943/No.3-Mar. p.5 – “At the time of writing, the following Powell River girls are in uniform: RCAF (WD) (including)…Jean Banham…”
- May/43, p.2 - “As promised in our last issue, here is the list of Powell River girls now serving in the forces…(including)…Jean Banham – RCAF.”
- Vol.19/1943/No.10-Oct. p.10 – “Two of the girls, LAW Jean Banham and LAW Doris Humphrey are now overseas.”
- Jun/45, p.3 – (W-302064) RCAF Records London England “…Many thanks for the smokes which I have received regularly since my arrival overseas…On the subject of cigarettes, Doris Humphrey brought me a darling holder of black wood from Killarney…Sgt. Zella Stade was in to pick up her discharge…Have realized an ambition at last. I’ve been to Belfast, Dublin and Wales. Spent my last leave in Liverpool.”
- Jul/46, p16 – “The Air Force attracted the larger proportion of Powell River girls. Twenty-three of them served their country in the air branch, and a considerable number proceeded overseas. Sgt. Jean Banham holds the honor of being the first girl to enlist in any of the forces. She joined the RCAF (WD) in November 1941. She was the first Powell River girl to be selected for Overseas service and arrived in the United Kingdom in June 1943. She was singled out for special attention by Her Majesty, the Queen, when she inspected Jean’s unit…Doris Humphrey, Elsie Foster, Hazel [sic] Clapp, Marjorie Fairgrieve and Zella Stade were all in he overseas group.”
6 - Bryan, Bertine – see Parkin, Bette (below)