Welcome to RAF Waddington

RAF Waddington Crest Stn Cdr

Station Commander:
Group Captain R P Barrow OBE 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.

RAF Waddington Runway Refurbishment

Please click HERE to read about RAF Waddington's Runway Refurbishment.

Latest News

8 Squadron Centenary

8 Sqn Centenary

11 May 2015

There seems to be an abundance of centenary celebrations in the RAF at the moment, not to be outdone No 8 Squadron threw a huge hangar party to mark 100 years since its formation....

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51 Squadron Remembrance Anniversary

51 Squadron

11 May 2015

Pollington Airfield Memorial Garden is on the site of 51 Sqn’s wartime home.....

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Station Information

Information about RAF Waddington.

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