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 Baulkwill took command of RAF Coningsby in October 2016. Before that he spent two years as the Personal Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff and previously commanding No 6 Squadron, a frontline Typhoon squadron, based at RAF Leuchars.
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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