A History of No 8 Squadron RNAS – afterwards No 208 Squadron RAF
– from its formation in 1916 until the Armistice in 1918.
Edited by E G Johnstone
Introduced by Air Vice-
Black & White Illustrations
This is a collective history, written by various members of No 8 Squadron, originally intended only for private circulation amongst members of the Squadron. In the words of Sir Geoffrey Bromet, it never intended to be anything other than a record of how a Fighter Squadron in World War I ‘ticked’, and how the daily responsibilities, activities, off-
The book comprises the recollections of the Squadron’s formation and early days in France by the then Group Captain Geoffrey Bromet; the second half of the war by its second CO -
It is not a ‘novel’ but a collection of individual recollections of a unique period. In its own words, it presents an admirably lucid history of No 8 Squadron RNAS through its turbulent service in WWI. In sum, it is an excellent account of an elite flying unit and comes complete with some 30 photographs of men, machines and airfields. It will be of interest to all students of the history of flight.
Originally published in 1931 by The Signal Press Ltd, 133 Great Suffolk St, London, SE1.
Republished in 1972 by Arms and Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd, 2-
Republished in 2004 by Naval and Military Press Ltd.