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.

MEMORIAL FOR THE CREW OF HALIFAX LQ M PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 IN BELGIUM

405 Squadron Wellington

On 2-3 September 1942 a 405 Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II was participating in a bombing mission to Karlsruhe, Germany when it was shot down over Belgium by a German night-fighter flown by Obit Martinek All of the crew were killed. They were:

F/L  LD Hillier  RCAF  
Sgt  GW Roberts  RCAF  
Sgt  AD Muir  RCAF  
Sgt BA McGrath  RCAF 
Sgt AC Ewing  RCAF 
Sgt KEM Mitchell 
Sgt EJ Cutting  
Sgt ECA Coules   

WELCOME TO THE 405 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION

The Association is open at any ground and air crew as well as civilians who worked on the Squadron since 1941

Membership Form

LCol Tom Goldie has been selected to take over command of 405 Squadron this summer from LCol Luc Vachon

The following message is from Serge Halleux, Administrator of the 1940 French Remembrance Museum of Haut-le-Wastia:

In September 1942 a Halifax from 405 Sqn crashed in my village of Lesves/Profondeville .Belgium. (Halifax II DT487 LQ-M 405 Squadron) In September 2020, for the first time ever, I intend to place a monument to the memory of 8 men who died in the crash (7 from RCAF and 1 from RAF) on the exact spot.
The local authorities accept my proposition and we will plan a ceremony at the date 2/3 September 2020

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