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.

RAF Waddington Runway Refurbishment

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

Latest News

RAF Waddington Caterers Competition Successes

Caterers at work

29 June 2015

RAF Waddington Catering Squadron recently took part in the Royal Air Force Culinary Skills competition.....

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RAF Waddington supports the Anthony Nolan Trust

Volunteer briefing

26 June 2015

Personnel from RAF Waddington have attended a clinic run by the Anthony Nolan Charity to register as potential Stem Cell Donors

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Station Information

Information about RAF Waddington.

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