The last Argus flight occurred on the 10th of February 1982. Alumnus Jim Lambie provides a short story concerning the transfer of Argus 10742 from the Canadian Armed Forces to what is now the the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum located in Ottawa. An all Swordfish flight crew, which was led by Jim, had the honour to complete this historic transfer. Read full story.
2018 East Moor Ceremony will be held on Saturday 12 May.
THORNEY ISLAND REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY
For many years the Association has wondered whether or not a remembrance ceremony of any type was or is held near or at the former RAF Station Thorney Island. There are no records amongst the Squadron artefacts, which would indicate that an annual ceremony occurs. Indeed to date, no member of the Alumni has come forward with any related information concerning this query. Recently the Association was pleased to learn that a member of the RCAF, LCol Shawn Williamson, had contacted the Commanding Officer 415 Squadron to advise him that he had attended a remembrance ceremony at Thorney Island. Shawn reported that whilst there he had seen a number of Swordfish graves at the Saint Nicholas Parish Cemetery. The Association contacted Shawn to learn more about the ceremony. TO READ MORE
415 Squadron Association