and New Articles
|20 April 2018
A "First Day Cover" from Gander points out an agreement that brought American forces to Newfoundland. How did this affect Gander?
|28 April 2018
||Another Gander hero - from controlling airplanes with GCA to controlling lunar modules with the NASA
|17 May 2018
The early days of Gander up to the moment it was considered officially completed, on 03 October 1939, is fairly are well known. The organisation and operation of Gander after it was taken over by the RCAF on 01 April 1941 is also fairly well documented. But what was the story of the period between the two? This article by Darrell Hillier tells the story well.
|09 June 2018
When oldtimers think about hospitals in Old Gander, the first that comes to mind would most likely be the Banting Memorial, where many Ganderites were born. The next would probably be the "American hospiital". There were in fact five hospitals on the old airport.
|09 July 2018
B-17 Flying Fortress bombers went throigh Gander during the war. But
the British also used these airplane. Here is the story of two of them.
|18 July 2018
||Just a short artiicle showing two vans that represent well certains parts of the history of "Old Gander"-
DOT Met Office 1952. Can be hard to read. The Iphone of the day
was a Bownie Hawkeye. Rather than .docx, they used .typewriter. Copies
were made by stencil. But better something than nothing!
This one was done by Bob Stark of the Met Office.
|31 July 2018
||Two more DOT articles have just been pubish, completing three of three.
was the first post-wae manager of Gander airport. Many names have
been suggested such Eric Winsor, Jack James, Rex Tilley or HAL
Patterson. Historian Darrell Hillier finally solves the puzzle!
|10 Sept 2018
||Old Gander, be it military or civilian, needed a strong and consistent source of electrical power
to illuminate the runways, to power offices and facilities
and to provide lighgting for those living there. This explains
how it was done and who did it.