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

Great North Run 2016 - Cash for Kids team

GNR Tyne Bridge

26 August 2016

RAF Spadeadam has 5 people running the Great North Run on 11th September 2016. This is a half marathon, and Spadeadam is running in support of CFM's Cash For Kids.

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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

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

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Organisations, People and Equipment

Visiting Us

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Information about visiting the station.

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