Sid Jefford, who passed away on Christmas Day 2016 was a great colleague to all members of the 208 Squadron Association and a superb link to one of the most illustrious chapters of the Squadron's history. He was one of the key mentors on the Committee and a great source of advice and knowledge. He represented the ground crew in superlative fashion and set a fine example in terms of spirit and commitment. He will not be forgotten by the Association. Click on his photograph to read his obituary.
Click on the picture on the left to view a photograph of the officers of 208 Squadron taken at Qasaba in the Western Desert in December 1940. The names of those in the photo are handwritten on the reverse.
El Alamein - 75th Anniversary
On the night of 23-24 October 1942, Montgomery launched his famous attack on Rommel’s Afrika Corps, in what became known as the Battle of El-Alamein. Click on the picture on the left to read Graham Pitchfork’s account of one of 208 Sqn’s finest actions, plus Sid Jefford’s first-hand recollections of the period. This article first appeared in the 2017 Newsletter.