208 Squadron’s Final Flight -
Association members and their guests gathered at the RAF Club on Saturday 22 October 2016 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the formation of Naval Eight Squadron at Le Vert Gallant near Amiens on 26 October 2016.
It is with great sadness that the Association announced the death of Sid Jefford, who passed away on Christmas Day 2016. He was a great colleague and a superb link to one of the most illustrious chapters of the Squadron’s history. He will be greatly missed.
Read his obituary here.
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.
In a poignant service at the Royal Air Force Church, St Clement Danes, at 11:00 on the morning of Sunday 22 May 2016, the 208(Reserve) Squadron Standard was finally laid up and the Squadron Disbanded.
Click here to read an account of the Ceremony.
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.
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.