and New Articles
|30 May 2021
the nicest things are the smallest. Sometimes they come from
unexpected places. This is certainly the case with this item.
|09 July 2021
lot has been written about the very early history of Gander. But it
nice to see a short article written by an "outsider" with a
professional eye who comes upon Gander for first time. It is even
better when another professional takes the time to summarise it all.
|29 July 2021
airmen "up on the mainland" knew there much important mlitary activity
going on in Gander. But to most, it did not like look like the
choicest of postings. Someone needed to put their minds to rest.
|04 August 2021
now the sory of a pilot who could manoeuvre two-engine and four-engine
heavy bombers better than most fighter pilots could a small Spitfire.
But this chap got no medals, not even a recommendation. He never
saw combat. He did however manage to get himself court martialed and
was finally killed in a crash.
|20 Sept 2021
Just a short, but interesting, article from a 1938 aviation magazineee about Gander in late 1938 when construction was underway.
|29 Sept 2021
Lockheed Hudson bomber was a very important aircraft in the history of
Gander. For those who would like to learn more about how it
evolved from a small civilian airliner to a military aircraft, the
story can be found here.
|27 Oct 2021
||A rare envelope from the Gander area with a return Address : DOT Radio Range
have heard about the famous Sgt Gander, a Newfoundland dog originally
called Pal, who got adopted by the Royal Regiment of Canada and "fought
bravely" in Hong Kong in World War ii. But Sgt Gander
wasn't the only dog to have a military attachment to Gander
Airport. This great article by Darrell Hillier explains it all.