and New Articles
|18 Jan 2022
Airport pennants" became popular basically in the 1950s and 1960s. Gander Airport have a few - and they were not like all the rest.
|26 March 2022
communication has always been very important in old
Gander. There were the communication between army units,
between the Canadian, RAF and American forces, between
ground controlers and ferry flights, etc, Sometimes
forgotten are the amateur radio operators. This
article hopes to keep their story alive.
|06 May 2022
I have often been asked about living accommodations in old Gander which evolved from a rough and ready construction site to a military base and then to a hub for commercial trans-Atlantic aviation. Each of these periods had its characteristics and requirements for different types of staff. The objective of this article is to provide a brief overview of these periods and to describe summarily the residences that were available at different times.
|01 June 2022
||The website has already
covered "official" communications in Old Gander, such as
that used by the army, ferry operations, antisubmarine
flying, civilian ground to air and the like. Another
article gave the history of amateur radio in Old
Gander. The present article aims to explain ordinary
broadcast radio - where it started, how it progressed and
how it got to where it is today, all because of one fellow
ahead of his time.
|04 July 2022
||In principle, Gander, being a
properly organised and legally constituted town only since
1959, there could be a mayor only since that year.
However, someone else had the idea of being mayor long
before that. So here is the story of the mayor
nobody knew about!
|07 Aug 2022
||When one think of "Old
Gander, the images that come to mind are either piston
engine wartime bombers and fighters or later, the
commerial aircraft that were first piston engine of laater
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.