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RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is one of two RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Stations which protect UK airspace (RAF Lossiemouth is the other).
RAF Coningsby is home to two frontline, combat-ready squadrons and is the training station for Typhoon pilots.
Almost 3,000 Service Personnel, Civil Servants, and contractors work at RAF Coningsby.
Group Captain Mark Flewin took command of RAF Coningsby in October 2018. Prior to this he held a post at the UK Permanent Joint HQ at Northwood.
Group Captain Flewin began his career on Jaguar aircraft and has served at Coningsby on two previous occasions, flying Typhoon aircraft with 3 Fighter and XI Squadron.
RAF Coningsby, Lincoln, LN4 4SY
No. 7 RAF Force Protection Wing Headquarters provides Air Force Protection in support of the Typhoon Force and 121 Expeditionary Air Wing. It has under command The Queen’s Colour Squadron (No.63 Squadron RAF Regiment). The 12 strong HQ team has been at the forefront of providing bespoke Air Force Protection Training Teams overseas and recently returned from the Baltics. As the Headquarters looks forward, it stands ready to deploy as part of the Joint Expeditionary Force, as well as conduct further short notice Force Protection tasks worldwide.
Motto: Protegere Libertas Usquam
The sole remaining example of an iconic WWII aircraft, the Hawker Typhoon, has been ‘rolled-out’ at RAF Coningsby.
This afternoon Royal Air Force Coningsby welcomed a visit by an Avro Anson aircraft owned by BAE Systems.
Typhoons from RAF Coningsby, are taking part in Exercise Red Flag, the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.
RAF Coningsby was built just before World War Two and became the home of 617 Squadron (known as the Dambusters) during the second half of the war.
Later, it was the base for the Vulcan bomber.
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