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Welcome to No. 8 Squadron

Welcome to the home of No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force.  No. 8 Squadron operates the Boeing E-3D AWACS, known in the Royal Air Force as the Sentry AEW Mk 1 aircraft.  Based at RAF Waddington, the aircraft are a familiar sight over the historic City of Lincoln, just 4 miles to the North, having been based here since 1991.

If you are a former member of 8 Squadron (aircrew, ground crew and all aircraft types), you are most welcome to join the Association.  As we look forward to the Squadron's centenary in 2015, we have set a target membership of 888.

The Sqn Hunter "gate guard" acquisition project is nearing completion.  Now installed in front of the Squadron, all that remains to be completed is the wall and memorial stone.  The official unveiling took place during the Sqn Association reunion weekend on 1 June 2013.  To help fund the project the Sqn is running a "buy a brick" scheme.  For £25 you can have your name permanently displayed in an engraved brick that will added to the wall that will surround the Hunter.  Also, prints of a pencil drawing of XE620, by Squadron member Master Aircrew Andy Redfearn, are available.  Click here, or on the Hunter image, bottom left, for more details.  Again, proceeds will be used to complete the project with the remaining funds used for the upcoming centenary celebrations.

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