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28 September 1997

The Program Of Events
Memorial Designer Biography
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Hymn Sung
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In the Spring 97 edition of Maritime Patrol Aviation we reported that a steering committee comprised of Herb Smale, Gerry Keil and Bert Page had been established during our Rendezvous 96 international meeting to oversee the construction of a VP International Monument to be erected at 14 Wing Greenwood. The monument is to honour the crew members of landbased Maritime Patrol aircraft who have lost their lives in the performance of their flying duties while serving in any theatre of maritime flying operations during the past thirty years.

Fatal Accidents

From reports received from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, The United Kingdom and the USA, it has been determined that over 147 fatal accidents have occurred, resulting in over 1400 casualties.

Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony Site preparation and landscaping were completed early in September. A formal invitation was forwarded to Lieutenant General A.M. DeQuetteville, Commander of Canada's Air Command, to officially unveil the monument on the 28 September 1997.

The invitation was extended to all members of VP International worldwide to attend the dedication ceremonies.


In building this monument we are together achieving another milestone in our mandate to foster a closer bond between the men and women who fly in the maritime air forces of our member nations.

H.E. Smale Chairman Steering Committee

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