No. 8 Squadron Association
No. 8 Squadron Association was formed to perpetuate the comradeship and spirit that has always existed on our Squadron. Anyone who has served or is serving with the Squadron, in whatever rank, is eligible to join the Association.
The Association is administered by a committee whose members are as follows:
|President:||Air Marshal G A Robertson CBE BA FRSA RAF (Retd)|
|Chairman:||Group Captain Tim Almond RAF (Retd)|
|OC 8 Squadron:||Wing Commander Jez Batt RAF|
|Secretary:||Mr Nick Byatt|
|Treasurer:||Mr Martin Kidson|
|Squadron Liaison:||Flight Lieutenant TBC|
The Association publishes a Newsletter on a regular basis (currently twice a year) and organises the reunions (usually early May). HM Treasury rules dictate that we are to be self-financing and therefore the Committee has set up an initial membership fee of £10:00. This covers both the cost of joining and membership for the first year. Thereafter, annual subscriptions are £5:00, collected by standing order on 8th February. Subscriptions cover the production of the Newsletter and general administration charges, and are also used to defray expenses at the reunion. In previous years, No 8 Squadron has contributed to the costs of the weekend. An application form to join the Association can be found using the link under the Squadron crest on this page. Please complete the application form, the Secretary will receive a copy when submitted.
Membership fees can be made using the following options:
- Print and complete the standing order form, then send it to your bank or building society.
- Online banking – Set-up a new payment using the following the following details:
- Sort code: 16-23-32
- Account Number: 10030640
- Reference: Use your full name
- International bank transfer: IBAN GB11RBOS16233210030640 (Please ensure that the full membership fee arrives after any fees are deducted).
New Association Members Welcomed
If you are a former member of 8 Squadron (aircrew, ground crew and all aircraft types), you are most welcome to join the Association. We need your help to ensure that the Association grows, and we should be very grateful if you would encourage your former 8 Squadron colleagues to join the Association too. In the first instance, please email No. 8 Squadron using the link at the bottom of the page. All information held on Association members is subject to the Data Protection Act, 1984.
Existing Association Members
If you are already a member of the Association and you have not already done so, it would be appreciated if you would also complete the form so that we can update our database. Please tick the box at the bottom to indicate you are an existing member. This page can also be used to amend your contact details should these change in the future.