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Adventure in the skies

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This image is from the excellent book "Behind the Glory, Canada's Role in the Allied Air War", by Ted Barris, Thomas Allen Publishers, 1992, page 172, inserts.

Author Barris states: "The recruiting poster depicted the adventure-some aspect of RCAF service in wartime. But the mature-looking fighter pilot was misleading. Most air force recruits, evn after training were eighteen or nineteen years old."