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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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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

On 9 Sep 83, six Buccaneers of 208 and 12 Sqns deployed to RAF Akrotiri as part of Operation PULSATOR to provide air support of British Forces in the Lebanon.


Click here to read the Detachment Commander’s report.

Operation PULSATOR - 1983

35 Members and their guests attended the 2018 Reunion of the Naval Eight / 208 Squadron Association in the President’s Room at the RAF Club on Saturday 20 October 2018.

Click here to read an account of the 2018 Reunion Dinner.

2018 Reunion

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.

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’.

‘Two/Six’ Launched

Sid Jefford’s memoirs of his time on 208 Squadron 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 of life on a front-line Squadron in the RAF in WWII.  

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