100th Anniversary Jet
208(R) Sqn unveils 100th Anniversary Jet at RAF Valley
To commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One, the squadron designed a paint scheme for Hawk T1. XX350, which was scheduled for a re-
Current 208 Squadron Officer Commanding, Wing Commander Nick Gatenby said: “208 Squadron is looking forward to celebrating its centenary in October 2016. We have a number of events planned during the run up to October 2016, and the centenary jet will play a major part. I’d like to say a big thank you to the Babcock team here at RAF Valley for a flawless job. The centenary Hawk will be a great reminder of our historic past, but also highlight our current role of training fast jet pilots of the future”.
This article first appeared in the RAF Website and the RAF Valley Website.
Editor: Squadron Leader Dave Wiliams
Photos: SAC Rob Travis
MOD / Crown Copyright 2015
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