Welcome to RAF Waddington

Battle of Britain
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

Operations Continue as the Nation Commemorates 75 Years Since the Battle of Britain


14 July 2015

As the UK commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, air operations in the Middle East continue to be conducted

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RAF Waddington Scoop 3rd Place at the Military Working Dog Trials

RAF Waddington police dog

07 July 2015

RAF Waddington pair scoop 3rd prize at the Military Working Dog Trials

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