and New Articles
|13 February 2018
A bomber from Gander to Europe crashed in Greenland. If they don't get help, the crew will probably loose their lives on a frozen, windsweeped plateau. But they had a guardian on stand-by in Gander!,
|02 March 2018
1947, a "mechanical brain" guides a plane across the Atlantic;
This was over 40 years before Vic 20 and Commodiore 64 computers were
on the market"
|18 March 2018
on seeing an envelope, one is immediately able to give it context and
possible meaning. But other letters, on the contrary, "just don't
click", and lead us to wonder what in heavens was that all about??
were many roads in old Gander that marked our memories, such as
Foss Avenue on the RCAF/Canadian side or the road around the runway
towards the RAF side and the old terminal. One other such road was
Fleet Street leading north from the Army side.
old "Airport Club" down on the Trans-Canada Highway just east of the
hospital was torn down on 08 March. Was this just an ordirary old
building or something special?
|20 April 2018
"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
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.