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RCAF Gander Base - Apr 1944

RCAF Gander Base - Apr 1944

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Royal Canadian Air Force
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Published by: CAP History Library on Mar 20, 2011
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01/31/2013

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March-April-1944~
 
PublishedthroughthekindpermissionoftheCommandingOfficerG/C.H.B.Godwin,intheinterestofstationpersonnel
THESTAFFEditor-in-Chief.....F/0BySteirman'ArtandMake-upEditorF/OMcLeanEditorLACH.W,HuehnergardFeatureEditor.....LAC
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F.PatersonAssociateEditor...LACRonRewburyW.D.EditorAWIE.MarlinSports.Sgt.J.SourkesEntertainment"EugeneHillY.M.C.A.ArtistsF/OMcLean,LACMcLellanPhotographerF/S'Hap'DayCirculationManagel'.................Sgt.A.C.Vandel'VlietBusinessManagerCpl.JoanHallAssociatesAWIBabbitt,Sgt.Billings,AWlTetreault,KenGengeY.M.C.A.,Sgt.Lauriston,LAC"Irv"Bennett,LAWSueH.Jacobs,Cpl.J.Simmonds.
 
EDITOR'SNOTES
HIPHIPHURRAY!HIPHIPHURRAY!HIPHIPHURRAY!TIGER-HURRAY!
TheParade'srousingcheerswereledbyW
IC
Wigle.ThiswasthelastpictureofGandertobetakenawayby
GIC
Annisashedepartedfromourstation.Wewillalwaysrememberhim,justashewillalwaysrememberus.Hisfarewelladdressissymbolicofhisspiritandtruefeelings.AllGanderjoinsthechorusofAuRevoirs,andGod-speed.Whene'eryoumeetupwiththe"oldman",don'tforgettosay,"Rememberme?I'mfromGander".Asthisissuewenttopress,GanderwasgreetedwithitsnewCommandingOfficer,GroupCaptainH.B.Godwin.OurnewC.O.wasfor-merlyChiefSignalsOfficeratA.F.H.Q.MayhisstayatGanderbeapleasantone.
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Spring!Awordofmagicandenchantment.Neverhasaspringgoneby,withoutusfeelingacertainjoyofliving.HereinNewfieland,wemaynothavethecomfortsofhome,thebirdsmaynotbeasplentyfultochirpinthenewsea-son,butthesightofthawingsnowpeaksusupjustthesame.Yesspringdoessomethingtous..Iwouldliketothankthemanypeoplewhohavesentintheirgoodwishesandcongratulationstoournewandimprovedmagazine.AmongthelettersreceivedwerethosenotablyfromAirMarshallBishop,AirViceMarshallHeakes,Col-onelLynchandtheActingHighCommissionerforCanada,Mr.H.L.Keenleyside,
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It
iswithgreatpleasurethatI.quoteaportionoftheletterfromtheHighCommissioner.
"Whatparticularlyimpressedmewiththismaga-zinewasthespiritwhichpervadeditfromcovertocover-thespiritofintelligent,decent,kindlyhu-manity.Itmademefeelbettertoreadit-toknowthattheseyoungpeopleareofaquality'thatgivesreoliti;andpromisetothefuturethatwearefi·ght-ingthiswarto'achieve.Ifthesearetheyoungmenandwomenwhoaredoingthejob,andinwhosehandsthefutureofourCanadawillrest,weneedhavenodoubtsabouteithervictory
or
itsaftermath.Yoursverysincerely,
signed,
H.L.KEENLEYSIDEAeringHighCommissionerforCanada.
Iwouldalsoliketoacknowledgethegoodwishesofoursistermagazine,Dartmouth's"ThumbsUp",andourbigbrother"Wings".Everyoneonourstationjoinsintothankthestaffof"Wings"ontheirfeatureofourstationintheMarchissue.NotonlywasthestoryandAnder-sonsdrawingsofexcellentcalibre,buttheywerebothauthenticandcolourfulcapturingamajorportionofthelocalatmosphere.
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Thisissueseesustakingaboldstepforward.Thepowersthatbe,havesanctionedtwostories,"Gander"fortheuseof....
It
iswithconsid-erablepridethatwefeaturebetweenthesecoversanexcellentdetailedstoryontheadventuresofacrewthatcrashlandedinLabradorandawaitedrescueforseveraldaysinsubzeroweather.Alsotheauthenticstoryofasuperbsubmarineattack,takingyouonaflipovertheAtlanticandtrack.ingdownasubmarine.TheFarewelladdressgivenby
GIC
ClareL.AnnisO.RE.isfeaturedonthenextpage.Ourregularstoriescontainallthezipofformertalesandthensome.AnewinnovationisHapDay's"SectionSnapshots",whileastoryandpictures'ofthe"AllClear"showhighlightsourcenterpages.,NeedImentionthatthismonth'spin-upgirlisnonotherthanlovelyCarolLandis.Thanksto20thCenturyFoxFilms,ourdepletedstockofloveliesandcheesecakehasbeenreplenishedforthecorningissues.Iwouldliketoremindallthereadersthatthe"Ganderisyourvoice.
It
isuptoyouthere-foretoletuaknowjustwhatyouwouldliketoread.Whatfeaturesyouwantdeleted,ortoairyourcriticismandgripesingeneral.(Butdon'taskusforaposting).EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
LASTMINUTE
NEWS
FLASH
It
hasbeenofficiallyannouncedthat
FlO
PatCheater(J9135)hasbeenawardedtheDistinguishedFlyingCross.Forthecompletestory,read"NoReturnEngagements".
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