SECURING THE SKIES

808 Squadron

808 Squadron details
Aircraft: Fulmar Mk.1
Motto: Strength in unity
Crest: On an azure field, five rings, white, interlocked to form 808 interlaced with a trident gold.

History

No 808 Squadron was formed at Worthy Down on 1 July 1940 as a Fleet Fighter squadron with 12 Fulmar Is. After work-up it moved to the Isle of Man for land-based patrols over the Western Approaches and Irish Sea.

A Fairey Fulmar Mk I in 808 Squadron markings
A Fairey Fulmar Mk I in 808 Squadron markings

Stations

Worthy Down 1 July 1940

Castletown 5 September 1940

Donibristle 2 October 1940

808 Squadron crest