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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

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.

Click here to read his obituary, which first appeared in the Daily Telegraph on Friday 13 July 2018

Tom Neil - In Memoriam

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.

Click here to read a brief synopsis of the deployment, with galleries of photos from the Jordan det.

Op FORTITUDE - Jordan 1958

Operation PULSATOR - 1983

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).


Click here to read the Detachment Commander’s report on the Operation, that was first published in the Royal Air Force Historical Society’s Journal.

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