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‘Two/Six’ Launched

Sid Jefford’s memoirs of his time on 208 Sqn during a large part of The Second World War constitute a wonderful collection of impressions and experiences as felt by a hardworking, humorous and genial ground crew engineer.
Click here to read a review of ‘Two/Six’ in the Association’s Bibliography, including where to purchase this remarkable account.

10 June 20 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Italian declaration of war in 1940, therefore bringing 208 Squadron in Egypt, directly into WWII.Click here to read Graham Pitchfork’s summary of the Squadron’s operations in the first days of the War.

208 Squadron Goes To War!

The 2020 Issue of the Association’s Annual Newsletter has been published, containing articles about an an exciting new painting; the Buccaner’s Blue Parrot radar; and an extract from Sid Jefford’s book ‘Two/Six’ about a troublesome Tomahawk. Also included are the arrangements for the 2020 Reunion.
Click HERE to read an electronic copy.

2020 Newsletter Published

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2020 Reunion Cancelled

It is with great regret that the Association cancelled its 2020 Reunion due to the coronovirus pandemic and the restrictions placed on social gatherings. Details of the 2021 Reunion, to be held at the RAF Club in October 2021, will be published as soon as possible.

The Association sent its warmest congratulations to Flt Lt Freddie Nicoll, who flew Hurricanes in the North Africa Campaign, and who celebrated his 100th birthday on 5 November 2020.

Click here to read the short article from RAF News on 30 October.

Fantastic Freddie!

The Association was delighted to celebrate the centenaries of two of 208 Sqn's oldest former members, both of whom served in the North African Campaign: Raymond Hills who who was 100 on 22 July 2020; and George Birks who was 100 on 3 August 2020.

Double Centenary

26 Jan 21 marked the 30th anniversary of the deployment of Buccaneers to Muharraq, Bahrain.
Click HERE to read Bill Cope’s presentation on Op GRANBY.
Click HERE to read an excerpt from ‘Forever Vigilant’ about 208 Sqn’s contribution to Op DESERT STORM.

Gulf War I - 30 Years Ago

25 February 2021 marks the 75th Anniversary of the infamous terrorist attack on 208 Squadron at Peta Tiqva in Palestine that destroyed seven Spitfires.

Click here to read a short account of the attack and the background to it.

Terrorists Attack 208!

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