Hoot and roar: 100 years of 84 Squadron


Jess Bracey looks at the history of the only RAF Squadron to be permanently based overseas. 

From the Western Front to their current home in Cyprus via India, Libya, Iraq and Burma, Jess speaks to crew past and present. 

You’ll hear about the heroic plight of one pilot who received the Victoria Cross, the story of the crew who made it to Fraser Island in Australia by boat and find out why a pair of bloomers takes pride of place in the Squadron archive corridor. 

In recent times the squadron has been working as part of Operation Shader and has seen its efforts noted by the Prime Ministers of Cyprus and the UK.

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