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. Hopefully it will be installed in front of the Sqn during May 2013. The official unveiling will take place during the Sqn Association reunion weekend. 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 paving brick that will added to a path surrounding the Hunter.
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