|07 Aug 2022
When one thinks of "Old Gander, the images that come to mind are either piston engine wartime bombers and fighters or, later, the commercial aircraft that were first piston engine or jets. But perhaps this usual typology overlooks another type of airplane that was neither piston-engine nor jet engine. In fact, during the period of overlap between the two, another type of engine was being produced – the turboprop.
|16 Nov 2022
||The story of the Royal Air
Force Ferry Command is fairly well known. However,
in 1942, after one year of operation, the boss of
Ferry Command, AVM Bowhill, told the story of how the
RAFFC had started, how it worked, what it had
accomplished done and hat it hoped to do, It is an
|17 Jan 2023
Well-known writer, Nicolas Monsarrat, comes to Gander
|19 March 2023
Most people when they look back on where they came from and "how things were back then!" tend to have pleasant memories. School days, friends or perhaps a first kiss come to mind. But sometimes our memory shuts out the more difficult, dangerous pr even dumb things we did. Such was the case for Old Gander.
|18 April 2023
One might expect that Gander Newfoundland would not have much of a musical history. After all, it was built out of nothing, along a railway track, miles from any real civilisation. But surprisingly, music took root in many forms and ways.
|22 July 2023
||To get aircraft safely across
the Altantic meant having an excellent meteorological
reporting system. This article explains the weather
ships that supported Gander's met services.