and New Articles
A special thank-you must be given to James Butler who has spent quite some time
collecting new genealogy infomation on families who have lived
on the Army side, in the railway area and in Macnamara's camp.
|29 June 2020
well-known airlines used Gander as a commercial refuelling stop after
the Second World War. One of the best known was Trans World Airlines.
But the memories of that great organisation in general, and even more
so in Gander, are slowly fading away.
|23 Sept 2020
||In our modern world, we have tramways, monorails, metros and commuters trains. Nowadays, cars are electric and
hybride. They can guide you in great comfort with a built-GPS. Some
even drive themselves. But it wasn't quite like that in old
|29 Sept 2020
"Old Gander", there could be 1400 to 1500 airplanes arriving and
departing in a given month. These aircraft needed to be cleaned,
serviced and often repaired before contining on. Sometimes passenger
had to be sent out on another airplane as the first was held over for
repairs up to and including a complete engine change. Who did all
|28 Oct 2020
Gander's wartime and peacetime "Aeradio" connected Gander to
trans-Alantic aircraft and to aircraft control in centain other
places. For a long period, a midnight meal was supplied to
on-duty staff by the Eastbound Inn. But Aeradio moved around. We
have obtained an example of "midnight meal tickets" used in those new areas. The
mystery is to figure out in which building Aeradio was operating when
these particular tickets were used.
|16 nov 2020
||During the war years,
Gander Lake was an important area for flying boats and seaplanes, both
for local uses or those to transiting for example to Europe or
Russia. This aviation activity on a large lake meant
equally have a fair amount of nautical goings-on.