"...Aircraft is the flyover (BUNO: 158916...VP-30...LL-30). PPC LT. Kettlestrings, CP LT. Watson, Observer, AW2 Breeden, Canadian Host, CWO Skip Murray, and me.. The #1 engine is shutdown, as our form of a "missing man" salute. The VIP's and guests thought it was great, we were the only one's to do it..." Contributed by Paul J. Waeghe, AFCM Retired firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTICE: "...OPEN LETTER TO MEMBERS OF THE VP COMMUNITY..."
MEMORIAL DEDICATED 28 SEP 97
Under clear skies and light breeze the VPI Memorial was dedicated to the over 1,100 aviators who died flying Maritime Patrol aircraft since 1950. Representatives from Spain, UK, Italy, Australia, Spain, Netherlands, USA and Canada MP/VP communities laid wreaths in memory of their fallen comrades. Wreaths were also laid for Japan, Portugal, Germany, Norway and New Zealand. Also dedicated was the Book of Remenberence listing every casualty we were able to research. The Book will be kept on display for the public in the 14 Wing museum. So if you are in our area please drop in. Photos and a copy of the Book of Rememberence will be on our home page in the near future. Bert Campbell, President, VP International...Bert Campbell email@example.com..." [E-Mail Updated 24JAN2001]
"The VP International Book of Remembrance and the VPI Memorial were dedicated on 28 September at Greenwood during a beautiful and moving ceremony under clear blue skies. The international flypast was very impressive, especially the VP-30 P3 Missing Man tribute. Honor was paid to our missing mates. The USN Honour Roll contains 571 names, however my records show 701 USN aircrew fell. A copy of the USN Honor Roll, together with photos of the Ceremony will be sent to each VPI Wing HQ or VPI Rep, eight copies for the USN. So if you wish to look at the Roll, please contact your local Wing. Many thanks to all the shipmates who submitted names and mishap details, please keep up the good work. We intend to continue to update the Honor Roll until it is complete. Norm Donovan... firstname.lastname@example.org"
"VP International Memorial Service"