North Atlantic Crossroads
The Royal Air Force Ferry Command Gander Unit, 1940-1946
by Darrell Hillier
Review By Fred Hutcheson
This book is the history of a very specific unit during the Second World War. It covers the activities and people of one unit in one airport over six years. The Unit was part of the RAF “Ferry Command” (ignoring preceding/succeeding Command identifiers) which had its North American Headquarters in Saint Hubert and Dorval, PQ, and included units in many other airports along the routes to the UK. The airport is the one at Gander, Newfoundland; one of several airports that were created in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), just before, or during the Second World War. The author notes that this is a “micro-history” and suggests another book for the full Ferry Command story.
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