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 Matt Peterson took command of RAF Coningsby in May 2020. Prior to this he was the Personal Staff Officer to Chief of the Air Staff.
Group Captain Peterson began his career on Jaguar aircraft and has served at Coningsby on two previous occasions, flying Typhoon aircraft with 3 (Fighter) Squadron and XI (Fighter) Squadron.
On 13 August young people from service families at RAF Coningsby spent the afternoon learning about the war graves located in Coningsby Cemetery.
Yesterday Lady Hillier, wife of the Chief of the Air Staff, formally opened our new ‘South Side Feeder’ at RAF Coningsby.
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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