Welcome to RAF College Cranwell

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Cranwell Crest Air Cmdr Squires

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.

Earl of Wessex

Duke of Wessex Visit

His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO ADC was the Reviewing Officer on the occasion of the Sovereign’s Review of Royal Air Force College Cranwell

45 (R) Sqn Celebrate 100 Years

45 (R) Sqn celebrate 100 Yrs

In celebration of their formation 100 years ago, 45 (R) Squadron paraded the Squadron Standard at RAF College Cranwell.

RAF Photographic Competition 2016: “People’s Choice” public vote launches today


The annual public vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ RAF image of the year opens today. Members of the public can choose one of nine contenders through a dedicated website.

Celebrity Carol Vorderman helps celebrate Air Cadet 75th

Carol Vorderman & Cadets

Celebrity aviator Carol Vorderman joined thousands of cadets from across the UK at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire today to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets.

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