Welcome to RAF College Cranwell
Air Commodore P J M Squires OBE ADC MA BEng (Hons) RAF
Commandant RAF College Cranwell
Welcome to the official website of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell; a thriving RAF Station in the heart of Lincolnshire. RAF College Cranwell has a long and distinguished history dating back to its foundation as a Royal Navy training establishment in 1916, and the current College Headquarters is situated in the iconic Grade 2* listed College Hall.
The RAF College Cranwell selects and trains officers and airmen aircrew to become the leaders of tomorrow, as well as supporting and directing RAF recruiting and initial training. It is also the home of a range of other important units including Headquarters Air Cadets. I hope that you will enjoy your time at RAF College Cranwell, whether it be long or short.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF, Chief of the Air Staff, was the Reviewing Officer at the graduation of The Queen’s Squadron consisting of officers from Initial Officer Training Course No 45 and Commissioned Warrant Officers’ Course No 13 from Royal Air Force College Cranwell on Thursday 13 October 2016.
On Tuesday 27 September, personnel from 45(R) Sqn organised a 10km Charity Run at RAF College Cranwell in support of Macmillan Cancer Support and The Grantham Passage.
Officer Cadet Sarah Haywood has made history by becoming the first female Initial Officer Training cadet to become the cadet Colour Bearer of the Queen’s Colour at RAF College Cranwell.
On Tuesday 27th September Lincoln College Air and Defence Career College welcomed its first ever intake of students with a matriculation ceremony.