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The Spitfire / Hurricane / Lysander Anecdotal History comprises a brief introduction, followed by presentations to the Association Annual Reunion Dinner by Ken Pugh, Roy Bowie and ‘Twinkle’ Storey in 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively. An excerpt from John Pascoe-Watson’s Autobiography ‘On Laughter-Silvered Wings’ is also included, plus some additional articles.

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There are no records of any personal anecdotes of the early years of the Second World War This section contains some images from that period and the first known personal account from the end of the Campaign in Greece.

Ken Pugh gave the first of the Chapter presentations in 2004 as he spoke of his time on the Squadron as they moved through Italy from late 1943 to January 1945.

In 2005 Roy Bowie gave the second of the Spitfire presentation for the years 1947 and 1948 in the Canal Zone and the infamous combat with the Israeli Spitfires!

‘Twinkle’ Storey concluded the Spitfire story at the 2006 Annual Reunion Diner and recounted the changeover to the Meteor - from 1949 to 1952.

In this section, there are some shorter articles, photo galleries and obituaries relating to the Spitfire / Hunter / Lysander era, and an excerpt from John Pascoe-Watson’s Autobiography ‘On Laughter-Silvered Wings’ describes his post-war exploits on 208 Squadron in the Middle East.

Spit / Hurr / Lys 1943 - 1945 (1) Spit / Hurr / Lys 1947 - 1948 (1) Spit / Hurr / Lys 1949 - 1951 (1) Spit / Hurr / Lys Articles (1) Spit / Hurr / Lys 1939 - 1941 (1)