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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 1200 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!

Op PULSATOR - 40th Anniversary

Robert Alexander Little is generally regarded as the most successful Australian flying ace, with an official tally of 47 victories. 27 May 2023 marked the 105th Anniversary of his death at the age of only 22.
Click here to read a history of one of WWI and 208’s greatest pilots.

Robert Alexander Little

The 2023 Edition of the Association’s Newsletter is a 16-page full-colour edition, which focuses on the Hawk era and contains articles on the 100 Sortie Day, Single-seat Hunter Flying in the 1980s, the Introduction of the Spitfire to the Squadron in 1943 and the RAF’s ‘Blonde Bombshell’. It also contains details of the 2023 Reunion.
Click HERE to read a PDF copy of the Newsletter.

2023 Newsletter Published

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

Forty years ago, on 9 September 1983, Buccaneers of 208 and 12 Squadrons deployed to RAF Akrotiri as part of Op PULSATOR in support of British forces deployed in the Lebanon.

Click HERE to read the Detachment Commander’s report on the Operation, as published in the Royal Air Force Historical Society’s Journal.

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