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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.
The ‘Chanak Crisis’ was the first post-
On the night of 23-
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-
The Association is proud to join the National celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of the RAF and, with it, the 100th Anniversary of 208 Sqn, formed from Naval Eight Sqn at Teteghem, near Dunkirk on the Western Front on 1st April 2018. Click here to read a short history of 208 Squadron.
22 May 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the world’s last piston-
The Last Piston Air Combat
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