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208 Sqn 100th Anniversary 26 October 2016

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Roll of Honour

The Naval 8 / 208 Squadron Association salutes those who flew and fought on the Squadron in the Great War 1916 - 1918.

The Association is indebted to Colin Buxton for his dedicated research.

The Naval Eight / 208 Squadron Association Website has now reached an impressive 1225 pages. These are packed with the anecdotes and photographs of those who have served with the Squadron throughout its illustrious history.

Click HERE to access a guide to the main features of the Website and how to use it.

One Thousand Pages Plus!

The Infamous Israeli Incident

17 July 2023 marked the 65th Anniversary of the deployment of Hunters of 208 Sqn to Amman to provide air support in the protection of King Hussein and the Government of Jordan. Click HERE to read a synopsis of the deployment, with galleries of photos.

Op Fortitude - Jordan 1958

29 Aug 2023 marked 105 years since Flt Lt Henry Botterell’s famous engagement with a German observation balloon near Arras on the Western Front in WWI.
Click HERE to read about 208 Squadron’s visit to Toronto in Canada to meet Henry in 2001.

Balloon Buster - 105 Yrs Ago

40 years ago, on 9 Sep 1983, Buccaneers of 208 and 12 Sqns deployed to RAF Akrotiri as part of Op PULSATOR in support of British forces deployed in the Lebanon.
Click HERE to read the Det Cdr’s report on the Op as published in the RAF Historical Society’s Journal.

Op PULSATOR 40th Anniversary

Members of the Naval Eight / 208 Squadron Association and their guests returned to the RAF Club in London on Sat 21 Oct 23 for the 2023 Annual Reunion Lunch.

Click HERE to read a full account of the event.

2023 Reunion Lunch

7 January 2024 marks the 75th Anniversary of the infamous incident when four 208 Squadron Spitfire Mk XVIIIs were shot down by Israeli forces.

Click here to read Graham Pitchfork’s account from his history of 208 Squadron: ‘Forever Vigilant’.

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