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RCAF Gander Christmas Card 1941

by R.G. Pelley

The cover page is without frills as would be expected in early wartime, especially in that year, when the first trans-Atlantic ferry flights had started just a month before.

xmas card

The left inside page contains a short Christmas message, most likely to the sender's wife, with mention of another person who is probably his son. I suppose family is, was then and always will be a main focus of the Christmas season.

xmas card


The right inside page probably sums up Gander in that general period: lakes, the great outdoors but overhead what looks like Hudson bomber to remind everyone of the great and noble task ahead.  Luckily for us they did their job well.

xmas card


Researched and contributed by R G Pelley from his personal historical aviation collections


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