Welcome to RAF Waddington

E-3D landing in the rain
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 Reservists Recover Historic Spitfire

Spitfire Dig Artefacts

09 October 2015

RESERVE GUNNERS from 2503 Squadron at Royal Air Force Waddington are assisting in the recovery of a Spitfire which crashed at Holme Fen in Cambridgeshire in November 1940.

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RAF Waddington Commemorate Battle of Britain

RAF Waddington Standards

23 September 2015

Personnel from RAF Waddington observed the Thanksgiving for the Battle of Britain in two church services

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