One hundred years ago in September 1922, 208 Squadron found itself spearheading what today would be termed an Air Expeditionary Wing, when it was given orders to deploy to San Stefano near Constantinople in Turkey. Click on the picture on the left to read Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork’s account of the episode that first appeared in the 2022 Newsletter.
Robert Alexander Little
Amongst the first pilots posted to Naval 8 Squadron on its formation in October 1916, Robert Alexander Little, DSO & Bar, DSC & Bar is generally regarded as the most successful Australian flying ace, with an official tally of 47 victories. 27 May 2023 marks the 105th Anniversary of his death in action at the age of only 22. Click on the picture on the right to read a history of one of WWI’s greatest pilots.
Naval Eight Squadron 1916-18
The Association is indebted to the Western Front Association and to Colin Buxton for this outstanding presentation on Naval Eight Squadron between 1916 and 1918.
Click on the picture on the left to view the presentation, which Colin gave to the Western Front Association in York on 12 November 2022.