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No.8 Squadron
(Motto: 'By Night And By Day')

This unit was first established in August 1978 to operate the AB.205A from New Sarum. After independence the unit was amalgamated with No.7 Sqn due to the lack of serviceable aircraft and crews. It later reformed to operate the AB.412 and AS.532 Cougar. Roles operated include assault, transport, battlefield support and VIP transport.

Air Bases:
Base Duration
New Sarum August 1978 - Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
AB.205A11August 1978 - 1990 R6801,R6807
AB.4122August 1983 - Present 6811,8612
AB.41210April 1988 - Present 650,653,658
AS.532 Cougar2April 1995 - Present  

Unit Insignia:
Figure 1


  • Air (WLAG) January 1990

Thanks to xxx for updating this information.

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