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A World War II Memory - Tina Howell Oral History Video​​
In this Oral History, Tina Howell talks about her experiences as a young girl in England who was 15 when World War II broke out. She and her younger brothers were sent to safety in Canada and settled in Calgary. When she was old enough. Tina joined the Royal Canadian Air Force Women’s Division. After training at Rockcliffe Ontario she was posted to Dafoe Saskatchewan and Vancouver British Columbia spending two yeas in the RCAF. .At war’s end, she returned to England with her brothers..
Tina Howell’s Oral History Video can be seen on YouTube at:

Not included in the video is Tina’s life after returning to England. She settled back into life as before but yearned to return to Canada which she had fallen in love with while in the RCAF. She initially settled in Halifax  

Nova Scotia and Toronto Ontario. On a visit to Souris Manitoba to see her sister Marjorie and brother-in-law Alf Howell she met and married Albert Howell. They began life together on the farm south of Souris where three children were born and raised. In the late 60s, Tina and Albert moved back to Souris as they were unable to keep up with the physical demands of farming. Tina loved  cooking and always kept a large garden. She kept busy with sewing, knitting, crafting and painting bringing many red ribbons home from the local fairs. She was a member of the Canadian Air Force Association, Royal Canadian Legion, Souris Art Club and Souris Women’s Institute. Tina passed away on December 1 2010 at the age of 86 years. She was predeceased by her husband Albert.