Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Andrew Young sends us this information -

I used to work full time during the summer months of 1988 and 1989 for Air Canada commissary department at Prestwick airport. There were 6 full time employees and about 5 temps every year.

Permanent employees were:

Willie Kerr, Ian Hastings, Ina ?, Graeme Innes, Bill Jardine and Jim Morrison.

It was the best job I ever had! I was just wondering if you had any information about the history of the Air Canada Prestwick operation or indeed any of the above employees?

Thank you, best regards,


(Editor's note: We directed Andrew to NetLetter #1429)

Jack Morath at Heathrow (LHR) sends the photo below -

Cricket Air Canada style!!

A motley crew but enjoyed by all, families included. Fun day at the Hodder Estates, May 2018.

The inaugural 'Rounce Farm Cup' cricket match. The seniors team against the young (and fitter) team - due to arthritis and a few other ailments, the younger team won - but there’s always next year!

My colleague Steve Hodder has sent this picture. We played a game of cricket in his field/garden. The names from left to right are as follows:

Brian Booth, Owen David, Jack Morath, Steve Hodder, Roy England, George Cover, Mike Belcher (and son) and Trevor Buckley.

All former Baggage Agents or Baggage Station Attendants.

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I’m Norm Moore, a retired AC Pionair.

When I was a Passenger Service Supervisor at Ottawa (YOW) airport in the late 70’s & early 80’s, I recall an incident that closed almost all Canadian airports with the exception of Ottawa (YOW) and Calgary (YYC). If I recall correctly, it was due to a labour issue with firefighters servicing Canadian airports.

YOW & YYC were exempted as they were serviced by military firefighters. During this incident an AC employee took the attached photo of a B-747, DC-9, DC-8 and an L-1011 all on the YOW apron at the same time that a DC-8 had just become airborne. 

Best regards,
Norm Moore

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