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In this section, there are a number of short articles relating to the Spitfire / Hurricane / Lysander era. Please click on the photographs below to access the articles.

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Spit / Hurr / Lys Articles (2) 20221023 - El Alamein 80th - 01

El Alamein - 80th Anniversary

On the night of 23-24 October 1942, Montgomery launched his famous attack in what became known as the Battle of El-Alamein. Click on the picture on the left to read Graham Pitchfork’s account of one of 208 Sqn’s finest actions, plus Sid Jefford’s first-hand recollections.

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The Last Piston-Engined Air Combat

22 May 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s last piston-engined air combat, in which Spitfires of 208 Squadron shot down 4 Egyptian Spitfires that had attacked their base at Ramat David. Click on the picture on the right to read Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork’s historical account of the engagement.

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Flight Lieutenant Reginald S Porritt - 100 Years

The Association is indebted to Mr Brian Porritt, son of the late Flight Lieutenant Reginald Porritt, who served with 208 Squadron in Italy and Palestine between 1944 and 1946, for this outstanding photograph of his father, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on 28 September 2023 (click on the photograph to view an enlarged copy).

Click HERE for a gallery of photographs of Reg Porritt’s service with 208 Squadron.

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