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Poppy Match

On 3rd November 2018, Sgt Riley, Sgt Williams and SAC Cottingham of XIII Sqn RAF Waddington attended a charity football match at Sincil bank stadium in support of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Lincoln City FC were to host […]

Give Us Time

In July 2017 our daughter Sophie was diagnosed with stage D retinoblastoma (eye cancer). As devastating as this news was, her prognosis was and still is good. Sophie underwent six months of chemotherapy along with laser therapy and cryotherapy. The […]

Pigeon Billy

With the introduction of the Avro Lancaster into RAF service in December 1941, No 44 Squadron at RAF Waddington had no further need for their aging fleet of Handley Page Hampden bombers – however as with most things in wartime, […]

Insight Forecast

Battle’s O’er – A Nations Tribute – 11 November 2018 Pipers are being asked to take part in “Battle’s O’er – A Nation’s Tribute” a unique and simple way to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War. […]

Ex Vigilant Albatross

From the 24 to the 27 Sep 18, TDF took 10 individuals on the first overseas FD trip for a long while, to France and Belgium. The aim was to enhance knowledge of air power, command, leadership and create a […]

The Story of Dave Romans

This is the first of a series of articles from the archives of Waddington’s Heritage Centre. We start with events at Waddington 78 years ago, just before the Battle of Britain. By the beginning of July 1940, France had fallen […]

RAF 100 inspire – Race for the Line

As part of RAF100 STEM activities, RAF Waddington STEM Ambassadors, in conjunction with The Learning Partnership, have recently held the Regional Final for ‘Race for the Line’ – an event designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists […]

Freedom of Lincoln Parade 2018

In the year the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary, service personnel from both RAF Waddington and RAF Scampton marched through Lincoln High Street on Friday 20th April exercising their right to the Freedom of the City; an honour which […]

RAF 100 Church Service & Church Fête

The RAF Waddington Chaplains recently celebrated RAF100 with a special Station Church Service, followed by a Church Fête. The Church Service included pieces by the Voluntary Band and Military Wives’ Choir. Almost 120 service personnel, families and friends, of all […]

CO’s Cadets

Cadet Flight Sergeant Matthew Pearce (aged 17) has been selected as RAF Waddington’s Station Commander’s Cadet for 2018 – the RAF’s Centenary Year. Matthew, who aspires to be a pilot, joins us from 204 Squadron (City of Lincoln) where he […]

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