Written by Flight Lieutenant D.S.B.Marr B.Sc(Eng), RAF.

MAPS Flying Officer J.D. Howick-Baker, RAF.

TYPIST S.A.C. P.H. Greeves.


For information and assistance without which it would have been impossible to write this History:

Air Chief Marshal Sir John Whitworth Jones, GBE, KCB, RAF (Ret’d).

Air Vice Marshal Sir Geoffrey R. Bromet, KBE, CB, DSO, DL, RAF (Ret’d).

Air Commodore N.C. Hyde, CBE, RAF, (Retd).

Air Commodore E.G.L. Millington, CB, CBE, DFC, RAF.

R.R. Soar DSC.

W.J. Taunton and the staff at the Air Historical Branch, Ministry of Defence.

To all those ex-members who replied to the Squadron’s request for information and photographs.

To Flight Lieutenant M.E.S. Eastwood, B.A., Ll.B., RAF, for summarising the book

“NAVAL EIGHT”, thus providing the first chapter of this History.


NAVAL EIGHT - A history of No 8 Naval Squadron, R.N.A.S. - afterwards No 208 Squadron, RAF - from its formation in 1916 until the Armistice in 1918.

THE UNSEEN EYE -Air Commodore E. G .L. Millington, CBE, DFC, RAF.

A SHORT HISTORY of the MIDDLE EAST - George E. Kirk.