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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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Spring Offensive 1917

In this period of National commemoration of the Centenary of World War I, the Naval 8 / 208 Squadron Association is privileged to publish, for the very first time, the private diaries of Naval 8 Squadron’s first Commanding Officer, Geoffrey Bromet, for the period 1 January 1916 to 31 December 1918.
Click here to read the diaries.

The Bromet Diaries

2017 marks a significant Anniversary in the history of Naval Eight / 208 Squadron. In 1917, it was heavily involved in intensive fighting during the Battle of Arras. October also saw the departure of the Squadron’s first CO: Squadron Commander G R Bromet.
Read the 2017 Newsletter article.

Exercise RED FLAG 1977

3rd August 2017 marks the 40th Anniversary of the first participation in Exercise RED FLAG by any RAF squadron and, of course, 208 was that Squadron. Click HERE to read an extract from Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork’s book ‘Buccaneer Boys’ in which David Wilby gives his recollections of the deployment.

The Chanak Crisis - 95 Yrs Ago

The ‘Chanak Crisis’ was the first post-war test of the RAF’s capability to mobilise a fighting formation to any trouble spot, at virtually no notice. On 25 Sep 1922, 208 Sqn and a Flt of 56 Sqn were transferred from Egypt to join Constantinople Wing. Click here to read an account of 208 Sqn’s part in the Operation.

El-Alamein 75th Anniversary

On the night of 23-24 October 1942, Lieutenant General Sir Bernard Montgomery launched his famous attack, in what became known as the Battle of El-Alamein. Click here to read Graham Pitchfork’s account of one of 208 Squadron’s finest actions, plus Sid Jefford’s first-hand recollections of the period.

New Format for 2017 Reunion

Association Members and their guests met in the Victoria Bar and the President’s Room at the RAF Club for a new-format Annual Reunion on Saturday 21 October 2017, with the Committee considering alternative venues for future gatherings from 2019 onwards. Several members recounted anecdotes of their time on 208 Squadron. Click here to read an account of their entertaining stories.

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