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.
Amongst the first pilots posted to Naval 8 Sqn on its formation, Robert Little is generally regarded as the most successful Australian flying ace, with an official tally of 47 victories. 27 May 2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of his death.
Click here to read a history of one of WWI’s greatest pilots.
Robert Alexander Little
Wing Commander Tom Neil, former Battle of Britain fighter ‘ace’ and CO of 208 Sqn between May 1953 and November 1955, passed away on 11 July 2018, at the age of 97.
Tom Neil -
17 Jul 18 marks the 60th anniversary of the deployment of British forces to Jordan to protect King Hussein. Hunters of 208 Squadron deployed to Amman to provide air support.
Op FORTITUDE -
Operation PULSATOR -
29 August 2018 was the 100th Anniversary of Fli Lt Henry Botterell’s famous engagement with a German observation balloon, which was painted by international aviation artist Robert Taylor.
Click here to read about 208 Sqn’s visit to meet Henry at the age of 104 in Toronto in 2001.
Balloon Buster 100
On 9 September 1983, thirty five years ago, six Buccaneers of 208 and 12 Squadrons deployed to RAF Akrotiri as part of Operation PULSATOR to provide air support of British Forces deployed in the Lebanon (BRITFORLEB).