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

55 Years and Counting

RAF Waddington's Freedom of Lincon Parade

09 April 2014

On Friday 25th April RAF Waddington will exercise its right to the Freedom of Lincoln marking the occasion with a parade 55 years to the day since the Station was granted the Freedom of the City.....

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AVRO Vulcan Bomber Set To Roar at the 2014 RAF Waddington International Air Show

RAF Waddington International Air Show

03 April 2014

The Organisers of the RAF Waddington International Air Show are thrilled to announce that the iconic Avro Vulcan Bomber B2 XH558 will return to Waddington in July to perform its magnificent display in front of more than hundred thousand visitors over the Air Show weekend of 5th & 6th July

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Station Information

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