Welcome to RAF Waddington

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RAF Waddington Crest Station Commander

Station Commander:
Group Captain A Marshall OBE ADC MA RAF


Foreword by the Station Commander

Welcome to Royal Air Force Waddington, home to RAF Air Command surveillance and reconnaissance assets.

Our station has a distinguished history, of which we are justly proud. Almost continuously active since first opening as a Royal Flying Corps training base in 1916, we have since become one of the RAF's busiest operational airfields and, today, our squadrons and personnel are involved in supporting operations all around the world.

The Station's motto 'For Faith and Freedom' is as appropriate for today's tasks as it was during the Second World War when the station was part of Bomber Command, and serves as a constant reminder of our on-going contribution to Defence.

We enjoy excellent relationships with the local community contributing to the economy as well as humanitarian and charitable causes. The City of Lincoln honoured the station with the Freedom of the City on 25 April 1959.

The station has a long and bright future in front of it as a key component of an agile and adaptable Royal Air Force

 

Latest News

RAF Waddington Engineer Soloes An Original Supermarine Spitfire

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30 November 2016

RAF Waddington engineer is the first amputee pilot to have flown the Spitfire since WWII aces Douglas Bader and Colin "Hoppy" Hodgkinson....

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RAF Waddington Runway Re-opens

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22 November 2016

RAF Waddington has fully re-opened its airfield following a complete resurfacing of its runway - one of the most challenging Defence airfield infrastructure projects for many years.

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