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Roll of Honour

The Naval 8 / 208 Squadron Association salutes those who flew and fought on the Squadron in the Great War 1916 - 1918.

The Association is indebted to Colin Buxton for his dedicated research.

208 Sqn 100th Anniversary 26 October 2016

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‘Two/Six’ Launched

Sid Jefford’s memoirs of his time on 208 Sqn during a large part of The Second World War constitute a wonderful collection of impressions and experiences as felt by a hardworking, humorous and genial ground crew engineer.
Click here to read a review of ‘Two/Six’ in the Association’s Bibliography, including where to purchase this remarkable account.

2019 Reunion Venue

The Association’s Annual Reunion is moving this year from London towards the Membership’s Centre of Gravity in the Midlands. The 2019 Reunion Dinner will take place at the Grimscote Manor Hotel in Coleshill on Saturday 19 October 2019. Click here for more details.

Wg Cdr Donald Perrens - 100

On New Year’s Day 2019, Wg Cdr Donald Perrens DSO, 208 Sqn’s most distinguished surviving officer, celebrated his 100th Birthday.

Click here to read the excerpt from his biography, which describes the action for which he was awarded the DSO.

Operation NUTCRACKER

8 June 2019 marked the 55th Anniversary of 208 Squadron’s participation in Op NUTCRACKER in the Radfan Campaign in Aden.

Click here to read Tim Webb’s account of CAS operations.

Click here for Major Tim Cornwell’s ground-level view.

The Infamous Israeli Incident

7 January 2019 marks the 70th Anniversary of the infamous incident when 4 208 Sqn Spitfire Mk XVIIIs were shot down by Israeli forces.

Click here to read Graham Pitchfork’s account of this incident from his seminal history of 208 Squadron: ‘Forever Vigilant’.

2019 Newsletter Published

The 2019 Issue of ‘Naval 8 - 208 News’ - the Annual Newsletter of the Naval 8 / 208 Squadron Association, has been published and distributed to all members. In 16 colourful pages, amongst many anecdotes and recollections, it contains articles about Gibraltar, Flt Cdr Robert Little, the Squadron Disbandment in March 1959 and the Buccaneer Farewell, as well as details of Sid Jefford’s book ‘Two/Six’ and arrangements for the 2019 Reunion.

Click here to read an electronic copy of the 2019 Newsletter.

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