"Orion's Game" An Original Oil Painting by Peter Wenman

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This is the official website of the PATRON FOUR FIVE Association, an incorporated organization whose membership is open to all former members of Navy squadrons VP-45, VP-205, VP-MS-5, VP-45(PBY), current Patrol Squadron Forty-Five active-duty members and others with various connections to the squadron. While this website is NOT officially associated with the active duty squadron, VP-45, it is for the general benefit of current and future association members and any others who might be interested in the "World Famous Pelicans" of Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE.

Our Mission:

To provide a wealth of information about arguably the most outstanding U.S. Navy Patrol Squadron in history and to allow an avenue for former shipmates to reconnect and re-establish friendships. Additionally, the Association will publish a biannual newsletter, preserve a written squadron history, provide association members (who have as a common bond active duty or interest in VP-45) a means to promote camaraderie by holding biennial reunions for members and will, lastly, perform other functions as defined by the Association's elected officers. All site visitors are cordially invited to peruse the various sections of this website using the panel of blue and red navigation links on the left side of this page.


Open to anyone who has served in the above mentioned squadrons or is currently serving in Patrol Squadron FORTY-FIVE. (Associate memberships are available for other interested parties). Dues for membership are $10 for 1 year, $40 for 5 years, or $200 for life - payable by 31 December on year dues expire. 


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Pensacola Reunion in 2018!

Pensacola was a clear winner as the location for our next Association reunion in October 2018. Dates have been set - 24-28 October. Full voting results were published in the September Issue of the Pelican Post Newsletter; full reunion details will be contained in the March 2018 Newsletter. Thanks to the 213 members who voted!

Click on the big round Reunion Button above left to sign up for the reunion.


The newsletter linked above is the previous (September 2017) edition of the "Pelican Post," in the all new digital format. If you are a current member, you should have received (or will soon receive) the most recent March 2018 Newsletter either as a PDF file attached to an email or (if you do not have an email address) as a printed black & white copy via regular mail. To view and/or download the previous edition online, click on the word "Newsletter" in blue print just above. Only current members have access the most recent newsletter.



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To send questions, comments or suggestions regarding this website click here: vp45association.org
Last updated: 03/25/18