On the RAF side, planning for the occasion started very early. Support from outside sources was forthcoming and frequent meetings held. Below are the Minutes of the last meeting before the event. (Left click on pictures to enlarge).
In the lead up to the day there was plenty of advertising. At this stage in the Stations life the total strength was less than 70 and it was important that everyone got involved. A copy of one of the adverts is belowThe following pictures are copies of some of the articles which appeared in the press. (Left click on pictures to enlarge).
Daily Mail 4 Jun 02
The Daily Record 4 Jun 02
The Sun 4 Jun 02
The Shetland Times 7 Jun 02
RAF Buchan Station Magazine (Buchan parented Saxa at this stage)
Letter to the RAF News
RAF News 21 Jun 02