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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.

The Squadron will celebrate its illustrious 100 year history at a dinner to be held in the 8 Squadron Hanger on 11 April 2015.  The event is open to all past and present members of the Squadron (aircrew and ground crew), along with partners.  For all those who are no longer in the Service you will need to join the Squadron Association to attend.

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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