405 Sqn Crew Celebrates With UK Newly Weds 40 Years Ago

The following email was received by the 405 Squadron Association. The sender was Tez Watson from the UK and this is his story:


“On the 19th June 1981 my wife Sandra and I were married spending our honeymoon night in the Ramnee Hotel in Forres. We arrived late and the place seemed deserted but we could hear voices beyond reception so I went to investigate. With confetti still on my suit I found members of 405 Sqn RCAF celebrating their last night in Scotland, They spotted the confetti and my wife and our luggage and invited us to join the party. We drank Moose Milk and were given a 405 Sqn baseball cap before we made our excuses etc. I was serving at RAF Kinloss on the Nimrod Line and wore the cap until it fell apart some years later. I left the RAF after almost 22 years then pursued other careers but returned to a uniformed life (albeit part-time) as a Reservist in 2017 and I'm currently employed on 1 (F) Squadron who fly the Typhoon. I just thought I'd say "Hello" and thanks from my wife and I for the kindness shown four decades ago. We celebrated our anniversary in Arbroath two weeks ago and look forward to travelling more extensively once the pandemic restrictions are lifted. Slainte, Tez & Sandra Watson.”

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The 405 Squadron memorial stone with this year’s memorial wreaths placed on it. The one on the left was placed by the Royal British Legion. The right hand one was from the Cambridge Gliding Club members who fly from Gransden Lodge airfield.

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​       Little Gransden Air Show


Flowers in the 405 window in memory of Bud Larson Rev Rachel Blanchflower at Little Gransden Air Show when she took the memorial service. She remembered the 405 Squadron and made special mention of Bud Larson as requested by his family.

The spitfire flew over the field during the service.

Provided by Val Davison

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WO Fiola receives his CD3 and Sgt Fiola receives his CD1

Tez and Sandra Watson taken on the 18th         May 2018 in Edinburgh Castle on the occasion of renewing their wedding vows.

Casey, the 405 Squadron Mascot, drops in on 2 Crew’s summer party.