2021 - 405 Squadron's 80th Anniversary

Sqn Headquarters’ flight suit patch design has changed. The patch is round representing the RCAF Roundel. The contour is light blue representing the Sqn colours. The lower part of the logo is brown representing the ground. The middle display the search lights as found in the Gransden Stained glass Window representing our connection to the past and to the fact that “we will remember them”. The mighty Lancaster was replaced the CP140 Aurora.

KB 914 Memorial Update

Flight Sergeant Norman Piercy

Flight Engineer to Doctor


405 Squadron Wellington

Flying Officer Stephen James Decker, Navigator, age 24, Cook’s Harbour, NFLD  CONTACT MADE

Flying Officer Bernard Delbert Forbes, Radio Officer, age 23, North Bay, ON 

Flying Officer Francis Steward Fowlow, Radio Officer, age 24, St John’s NFLD

Corporal Joseph Donat Gallant, Flight Engineer, age 34, Urbainville, PEI 

Corporal Roger David Joseph Lalonde, Flight Engineer, age 30, Colbalt, ON 

Flying Officer Charles Bruce Scott, Co-pilot, age 27, St John, NB

Flying Officer Thurland Mabury Tate, Radio Officer, age 22, Grand Manan, NB 

Flying Officer Thomas Claude Wagar, DFC, Pilot, age 32, Parham, ON

Flying Officer Douglas David Wood, Navigator, age 21, Peterborough, ON

As of Mar 12, 2021, 5 families have been contacted. 

The crest of 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron depicts an eagle's head facing to the sinister and holding in the beak a sprig of maple. Its motto refers to the fact that this was the first and only Royal Canadian Air Force  Pathfinder squadron. The eagle's head which faces the sinister suggests leadership, is derived from the pathfinder badge

Motto: Ducimus - We Lead