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

54 Squadron fighter pilots who died protecting northern Australia honoured 70 years after WWII

54 Sqn plaque dedication group image

26 August 2015

Some of the brave young men who served on 54(R) Squadron during WWII and who died protecting northern Australia have been honoured in a ceremony in Darwin, Australia.

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2015 World Pipe Band Championships

RAF Waddington Crest

19 August 2015

230 Pipe Bands travelled to Glasgow Green to compete at the World Pipe Championships....

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Station Information

Information about RAF Waddington.

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