The significance of the event was recognised in advance in the local press. The articles below are from the Shetland Times and the Shetland News.
The next 2 articles, from the Shetland News and the RAF News, report on the events of 1 April.
The final picture is of a page from the Unit F540 (The official Station History), which has since been declassified. As is not unusual bad weather and unserviceability caused one or two changes to the programme but I’m sure that they had little effect on the festivities.