and New Articles
|31 Oct 2018
plane seat was recently donated to the Botwood Seaplane Museum. But
what plane was it from? Did it have any special significance? Was it related to Gander?
|15 November 2018
Back in the "old days", there existed a system in Newfoundland schools to incite kids to develop good habits with money. This was the saving-stamp system. Gander school kids were among the best in Newfoundland at it!
|27 November 2018
World War Two, many thousands of B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
flew through Gander on their way to Europe, as part of the Royal Air
Force or, more likely, the US Army Air Force. Many of them were shot
down or crashed for different reasons. Some made it back to North
America after the war. But just a few came back "in civilian
|09 December 2018
The story of the overall electrical system in old Gander has already been presented. This next article, by Darrell Hillier, gives greater information on the the first power house.
|23 December 2018
in Old Gander, because of the mix of civilian and military, the
cross-pollination of Canadian, British, American and local culture and
its solid base of Newfoundland tradition, was like none other. Have a
|06 February 2019
How did soldiers and civilians feed theselves in Old Gander during the war and just after? Did they grow their own food? Was it brought in from the Mainland? This article tells the basic story.
|26 February 2019
In Old Gander there were two companies that refuelled the airplanes landing there, namely Shell and Esso, along with Esso's predecessor, Intava. Each company had its particular contracts. So how come one aircraft had trucks from two different companies around it?
|20 March 2019
Gander was the stopping point for land-based airplanes, there were also
two early places for flying boats, namely Botwood and Gleneagles, near
Appleton. Around the same period a marine base was being built on
Gander Lake just below the airport. What was the relation between
these water-landing sites?
|12 April 2019
servicemen in Gander lived in a pretty rugged wartime base environment.
There was no smokeshop, corner store or "5 and 10" when one
needed to buy different sundries or knickknacks. The solution was
a PX, a Post Exchange.
|18 May 2019
most people, transportation in the history of Gander refers basically
to airplanes. But without the train, the Newy Bullet, there would
not have been a Gander.