The “She Serves That Men May Fly Enlist to day in the RCAF” poster was published by the Royal Canadian Air force during World War II. It was designed by Ted Harris an artist and former commercial illustrator. Harris was responsible for creating numerous Canadian recruitment posters during World War 2.
The poster was used to encourage the women to sign up to the Royal Canadian Air force so that they could take up administration roles and allow men to fly aircraft.
Canada played a key role in World War 2 declaring war on Germany 7 days after France and the UK. Over 1.1 million Canadians were in uniform at some stage during the conflict. The “She Serves That Men May Fly Enlist to day in the RCAF” serves to remind us of the prevailing attitude towards women at time worldwide and the key role that Canada played in World War 2.
The “She Serves That Men May Fly Enlist to day in the RCAF” poster is part of our collection of Canadian Propaganda Posters. There were numerous recruitment posters published during World War 2 by the Canadian Government to recruit personnel. Other great examples include the “To Victory” and the “Canada’s New Army Needs Men Like You” poster.