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RCAF Gander Base - Sep 1943

RCAF Gander Base - Sep 1943

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Royal Canadian Air Force
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THE
"
AUGUST-SEPT
EMB
ER,1943
 
Tti~f34J·...[)~l2
PublishedthroughthekindpermissionofGroupCaptainC.
L.
Annis,
inthe
interestofthepersonnelofR.C.A.F.Station,Gander,Newfoundland.
AUGUST-SEPTEMBER,1943
THESTAFF
Edit-r-in-Chief_.....__.......F/Lt.M.C.P.MacIntoshEditor.....__------LACH.W.H
uehnergardAssociate
Editors.....
._LAC
J.
F.Paterson,
Cpl.
M.L.StormConsultingEditor....._.._~---.--.-.--.----.
FlO.
Wm.Temple
BusinessManager._...__.__--...__..
Cpl.D.P.Davis
Sports.Cpl.
J.
Sourkes
Entertainment.__.__._._..__..KenGenge,YMCACartoons.__._.._......Cpl.M.L.StormPhotographer.............Cpl.M.A.JacksonTheeditorsare
interested
in
makingthis
Magazinea
monthly
publication.In
order
todo
thisthenext
issue
will
becalledOct.-Nov.andwillbeonsaleattheDrillHallandalso
in
the
Canteen
onoraboutOct.31st.Allcopy,pictures,cartoonsandideasforthisissueshouldreachtheeditorsbyOct.Sth,SinceweareinterestedinenlargingtheUnitGossipColumnforthisissuesectionsareurged
to
appointareportertosubmitcopy.
WEWANTEVERYSECTIONREPRESENTED.
CONTESTS
Abouttheonlythingleftoverfromtheold('GANDER"wasthecover.Wearenowinterestedinchangingthisforanewdesign.Aprizeawaitsthewinnerforsuchaplan.Origin-alityandexpressionofideasinkeepingwiththenewmagazinearetheobjectofthiscontest.
As
everysectionhassomeonepulla"boner"atsometimeorother,weareinterestedinhearingabout
it.
Sendinyoursection's"BoneroftheMonth.."Alsoforthebestjokeorcartoonofthemonthweareoffering
a
worthwhileprize.AllcopyfortheabovemustreachtheEditor'sdeskpriortothe10thofeachmonth.Dropyourentry
in
theGanderMailbox.-THEEDITORS
 
EDITOR'SNOTES
Well
ganghereitis,thenew
GA:.JDER,
theissueyouhavebeenwaitingfor(wehope).
It
represents
a
newventureforthisstation.Alldolledupin
a
newfaceitsportsplentyofinter-estingpicturesandcopyaboutyouandyoursurroundings.Startingwiththisissueweareplanningtofeatureonesectionineachissue
with
itsparticularstoryin
pictures.
ThismonththeLaundrytakestheSpotlight;incidentally,
it
isoneofthemostunusualsetupintheworld.
Next
monthitmaybeyoursection.
Watch
forit.Alongwiththisisthebeginningofanewcolumn,"PersonalitiesoftheMonth."Initwewillendeavourtogiveabriefoutlineoftheper-sonalhistoryofthepeoplearoundyou.Peopleyouknowandfrequentlymeetaroundthestation.Thisdidnotallhappenbythewavingofamagicwandbutratherbythesweatandtearsofahardpressed
statl.
Atameetingheldduring
the
latterpartofAugustitwasdecidedtoen-largeandmodernizethestat.ionmagazine.TheCommandingOfficer,GroupCaptainC.
L.
Annis,O.B.E.,andtheStationChaplain(P),F,/Lt.M.C.P.Macintosh,deserveavoteofthanksfortheirunceasingeffortstowardsthatend.Theirinterestsinthismatterhavegreatlycontributedtothecreationofthenewmagazine.Severalnewmembershavebeenaddedtothe"Gander"staff,amongthemareLAC
J.
F.PattersonwhoisAssociateEditorandcametousfromtheDartmouthpaper,"Thumbs
Up".
"Pat",asheisaffectionatelycalledbyhisco-workersalsodoublesupasfeaturewriter.An-otheroftheassociatesisCpl.
:M.
L.Stormwhowasformerlywiththe"FingalObserver.""Stormie"combineshisunusualtalentsofcar-tooningandwriting.Recentlyaddedtoo,isCpl.M.A.JacksonofthePhotoSection.Hernavbenewonourstaffhutheis
by
nomeansnewonthestation.Jacksonhasservedherefor27months.Cpl."Joe"SourkesaP.T.I.manisgivingushisbestassportscolumnist,KenGengeoftheY..M.C.A.doesthehonorswhenitcomestowritingfortheentertainmentcolumn.Withthepersonnelofthesectionschangingsorapidlyitshardtokeepupwiththecorrespondents.Foryourinformationalistoftheseisfoundontheoppositepage.Keepintouchwiththemandgivethemthelatestgossip.Thisisyourmagazineandwe
rwant
yourideas.SodropusanoteintheGanderMailboxattheDrillHall.Perhapsyou'veseenactionoverseas,hadanunusualexperienceintheser-viceorhadastrangeoccupation
in
civilianlife.
NO\v
don'tbebashful!
Wewant
yourstoryandideas.All
YOU
havetodo
is
write
it
out,signyournameandsectionandwe'lldotherest.vvvyvRecentlywereceivedaclassifiedwantadfromanunidentifiedLAC.Itreadsasfollows:WANTED:
A
blonde,aboutfivefoottwo,weigh-ing100pounds.Mustbesingle,unattachedandgood-looking.Likeablepersonalityalsodesirable.Apply
E.
B.
108.Hisideaisgoodhutthenhe'snotalone.Hemusthavemissedoutastherewassuchamaidenhererecentlyin
aU.S.O.
show.Seeentertain-
merit
page
vvvvv
If
allgoeswellnextmonth'sissueshouldhaveapictureofaPin-upGal.Theideaisnotourownnorisitoriginalbutwethinkyou'llagreethatitreallyisworthwhile.Let'shaveyourideasonthissubjectalsothenamesofyourfavourites.vvvvvHaveyouaproblemoftheheart?Onecon-cerningyourlovelife'?
If
so,consultournewcolumnist"AntiMo."
If
youjusthavehearttroubleconsultthe"M.O."
vv
V
vv
Thismonthwebidfarewelltoagangofhardypioneers,The\V.Do'swhowerebraveenoughtocomeuphereandteach
us
wolveshowtobehave.Theydidagrandjobwhiletheywerehereandwearesorrytoseethemgo.Butwiththemourwishesforthebestofluckandhappyposting.Whilewe'reaboutithere'swishingtheneweronesthebestandhopingthatthey
will
soonfindtheirplacesinour"Happyfamily."
vvvvy
WeareinterestedincompilingalibraryofmagazinespublishedbyRC.A.F.stationsacrossCanada.In
it
wewouldliketohaveacopyofthemagazinefromyourlaststation.ThesewouldbeavailableforyouruseattheStationLibrary.Sendinthenames
uf
your"mag-s,"andwe'llsecurethem.
vvvvv
Here'shopingyouenjoyreadingthecon-tentsofthismagazine.Andwetrustwe'llseeyouagainnextmonth.

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