Welcome to RAF Spadeadam

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RAF Spadeadam is the only facility in Europe where aircrews can practise manoeuvres and tactics against a variety of threats and targets that they face in contemporary warfare. This fascinating facility attracts aircraft from the RAF, Army, Navy and NATO Forces. The survival of aircrews over Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere, and the soldiers on the ground who depend on air support are affected by the training provided by RAF Spadeadam.


Latest News

Tough test at RAF Spadeadam - Border Reivers

Station Crest

14 November 2012

The annual Border Reivers event at RAF Spadeadam

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Ground and skies turned into a Cumbrian 'war zone'


09 November 2012

Military helicopters have been a regular sight in the skies above Cumbria this week as part of a training exercise by the Dutch air force

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The Boss


Wing Commander R I Henderson-Begg MA RAF

Mission Statement

Station Crest

RAF Spadeadam’s mission is ‘To deliver world-class, operationally-representative electronic warfare training and trials facilities to UK and Allied military personnel, wherever and whenever required.’

About RAF Spadeadam

Smoky SAM launching at Chinook

Squadrons, People and Equipment

Visiting Us

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Information about visiting the station.

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Spadeadam Conservation

Sport, Adventurous Training & Border Reivers

The Lake District

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