The Association deeply regrets to announce the passing of Flight Lieutenant John Pascoe-Watson, who served with 208 Squadron in Palestine and Egypt from June 1948 to December 1950. Click on his picture on the left to read the Obituary that was published in the Exmouth Journal and North Devon Gazette shortly after his death on 26 July 2019 at the age of 92.
208 Squadron Goes To War
10th June 2020 marks the 80th Anniversary of the Italian declaration of war in 1940, therefore bringing 208 Squadron, then based at Qasaba, near Mersa Matruh in Egypt, directly into WWII. Click on the picture on the right to read Graham Pitchfork’s summary of the Squadron’s operations in the first days of the War. This article first appeared in the 2020 Newsletter.
Memories of WWII
The Association was saddened to learn of the death of Geoff Smith of the Spitfire Chapter, who passed away on 17 October 2019. Click on the picture on the left to read Geoff’s recollections of WWII and his time on 208 Squadron in the immediate aftermath of the War.