Orion's Game Painting


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


This is the official website of the PATRON FOUR FIVE Association, an incorporated, non-profit organization whose membership is open to all former members of Navy squadrons VP-45, VP-205, 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 consistantly 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.



Next Reunion Planned for JAX in 2022.

Your Association Officers have had a number of discussions (the most recent a Zoom Meeting) about the next reunion. Since we are not sure when the squadron will deploy in 2022, we have decided to wait untill we know that before releasing reunion dates. That is about all the information reunion 2020we can provide at the moment.

Reunions are the adhesive that keeps this Association strong and healthy.  For the past 30 years we have, without fail, conducted well attended reunions every two years.  Jacksonville 2020 would have been our 16th.  Please do not let this disappointment dampen your allegiance to the Association.  Continue to stay in touch, look for old shipmates and encourage them to join and check to make sure that your dues are up to date.

If you have any questions, click on the blue and red “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the navigation panel to the left.


The newsletter linked above is the previous (September 2020) edition of the "Pelican Post," in digital PDF format. If you are a current member, you should receive the most recent March 2021 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 large print just above. Only current members have access the most recent newsletter. All previous Association Newsletters can be found in the "Newsletter" section of the navigation menu just to the upper left on this page.




To send questions, comments or suggestions regarding this website click here: vp45association.org
Last updated: 6/07/2021