Welcome to RAF Waddington

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Station Commander:
Group Captain T Burke BSc MA 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


Latest News

Memorial to Flt Lt Raw

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15 November 2017

Personnel from 54(R) Sqn recently visited Vortum Mullem, Holland providing an Honour Guard for the unveiling of a memorial to 119259 Flt Lt Peter Raw, DFC, who crashed his Typhoon (MN 247) there on 24 Mar 44

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RAF Benevolent Fund Research

RAF Waddington Crest

15 November 2017

RAF Benevolent Fund Research

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