8 Squadron "By night and by day"
troop transport, battlefield support

The shortest lived of all the Rhodesian squadrons, it was established at New Sarum Air Force Base (the South side of Salisbury) in September 1978, operating a number of Augusta Bell 205 helicopters. The squadron was dissolved in 1980.

This hyperlink takes you to the Memories of Rhodesia website, offering prints of the different squadrons - the set of 8 prints includes 2 from 2 Squadron, showing both the trainer and fighter-bomber variants of the DH Vampire. 8 Squadron is gently forgotten.

 

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