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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.
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.
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.
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!
The Association is deeply saddened to announce the death of Flt Lt Freddie Nicholl DFC, who passed away on 14 May 2021. Freddie served with 208 Squadron during 1942 and 1943. Click HERE to read his Obituary, which was published in the Daily Telegraph on 2 June 2021.
Freddie Nicholl In Memoriam
The 2021 Edition of the Association’s Annual Newsletter has been published. To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the disbandment of 208 as a Hunter squadron, this year’s issue is a bumper 20 pages.
Click HERE to read a PDF copy of the Newsletter, which will open in a new window.
2021 Newsletter Published
21 Aug 21 was the 50th anniversary of the end of the Hunter era, the temporary disbandment of 208 Sqn and its withdrawal from the Middle East after 51 years of unbroken service in the region. Click HERE to read an account of the Hunter’s service with 208.
The End of the Mighty Hunter