Welcome to RAF Waddington

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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.

Latest News

RAF Waddington welcomes back Bomber Command Veteran

Bill Purdy

28 August 2014

Personnel from RAF Waddington were delighted to host Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) veteran Mr. Bill Purdy DFC for a trip down memory lane.

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Milestones for Mavis

RAF Waddington Crest

27 August 2014

RAF Waddington Officers’ Mess longest serving employee, Mavis recently celebrated two magnificent milestones, her 70th birthday and reaching a staggering 40 years service at the RAF base.

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Station Information

Information about RAF Waddington.

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