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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.

The Sqn Hunter "gate guard" is now installed in front of the Squadron along with the memorial wall.  The official unveiling took place during the Sqn Association reunion weekend on 1 June 2013.  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 brick that will be added to the wall to the rear of the memorial garden facing the Hunter.  Also, prints of a pencil drawing of XE620, by Squadron member Master Aircrew Andy Redfearn, are available.  Click here, or on the Hunter image, bottom left, for more details.  Again, proceeds will be used to complete the project with the remaining funds used to maintain the gate guard in the future.

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