True Tales by Those Who Flew 'the Last All-British Bomber'
‘The spirit encountered amongst former Buccaneer aircrew appears to be stronger than that associated with any other aircraft type...’ Featuring the reminiscences of 27 airmen who flew the Blackburn Buccaneer, this volume traces the history of the strike bomber from its early Fleet Air Arm operations to its last active service in the Gulf War of 1991, and provides an insight into the exuberant lifestyle of a Buccaneer squadron.
Naval 8/208 Squadron, RAF: A Centenary of Service from 1916 to 2016
208 Squadron, based at RAF Valley in Anglesey, was disbanded during its 100th year of operations in 2016. In this history marking the centenary, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork, who formerly commanded the squadron, describes how it evolved, from its formation as Naval 8 on the Western Front during the First World War, through its activities in the Second World War and Gulf War to its modern-day role as an advanced flying training squadron.