One Gal's Army

"Can you type?" asked the colonel. So began young Sue Ward's induction into army life. She joined the army — the first ever Canadian Women's Army Corps — hoping to go overseas to entertain the troops fighting World War II. Instead, she spent the next four years travelling from coast to coast, entertaining the home troops and, as lieutenant, looking out for her "gals."

Sue Ward Born in Montreal, brought up in Vancouver Sue Ward has enjoyed a varied career. A singer with her own radio show by the time she was twenty-one, sales clerk, newspaper reporter and editor - you name it, she's done it. She now lives in Quesnel.

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