"Orion's Game" An Original Oil Painting by Peter Wenman
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.
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.
The recently completed 2014 Reunion in Jacksonville will go down as the biggest reunion in our 26 year history. If you didn't attend, you missed a most interesting and fun-filled four days. Our hats are off to our Vice President, Dick Gray, who orchestrated this event. This was Dick's third (and last) reunion as coordinator. He has stepped down as VP and has been relieved by Joe Bretton. Also, Ron Christopher has relieved P.J. Imhof as Association Treasurer. To see who attended, click on the blue button to the left and then click on "Roster" at the MRP site. A summary of the reunion and a photo gallery will soon be available in the "Reunion" section of this site.
Newsletter!! The current newsletter is the September 2014 edition of the "Pelican Post," in an all new digital format. If you are a current member, you received it 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 it online, click on the word "Newsletter" in blue print just below.
To send questions, comments or suggestions regarding this website click here: vp45association.org
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Last updated: 11/10/2014