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8 Squadron SAAF

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8 Squadron SAAF - (1 members)

8 Squadron (8 SQN) was formed in February 1942 but was disbanded seven months later in August 1942 and was never operationally deployed during the war. In 1951, the squadron was re-constituted at Bloemspruit as the Citizen Force element of 24 Squadron flying Harvards. In 1973 the unit was converted to Impala Mk I's and in November 1974 became the first squadron to be equipped with Impala Mk IIs. It was employed in the light attack role during the South African Border War. In 1994 the unit was designated as one of the four remaining fighter units after the 1994 Defense Force rationalisation program. The squadron was relocated to AFB Hoedspruit in 1994 and disbanded on 31 March 2001 when the Impalas were retired from service.


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21668Posted by

Graham du Toit
on 25 March

RE: 8 Squadron SAAF

8 Squadron SAAF Colours...

YearNumber of members on Roll Of Honour
1964
2
1965
1
1969
1
1973
1
1977
1
1980
2
TOTAL:
8

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