Welcome to RAF Waddington

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.

RAF Waddington Runway Refurbishment

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Latest News

Battle of Britain Commemorative Service

Battle of Britain Parade

20 September 2016

Personnel from RAF Waddington gathered at the Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday 18th September for a Service of Thanksgiving...

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Consecration of New 8 Squadron Standard

Station Commander with the Earl of Wessex

02 September 2016

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex attended a consecration ceremony at the base today where, in his capacity as RAF Waddington’s Honorary Air Commodore, he presented 8 Squadron with a replacement standard

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