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SKEGNESS ACADEMY YEAR 9 VISIT NOVEMBER 2011

Personnel from various Squadrons and Sections from around RAF Waddington provided an outstanding visit for the Year 9 students (aged 14/15) and 3 staff from Skegness Academy to broaden their perception of the military and the militaries day-to day activities. […]

BRANSTON WAR HERO COMMEMORATED BY NORTH KESTEVEN

North Kesteven District Council has officially named a new road after a former local resident and WW2 pilot, Flying Officer William George Cooper. On 22 November 2011 the site of four new Council homes, Cooper Close in Branston, was officially […]

John Gillespie Magee The Pilot Poet

Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee was killed  in a collision with an aircraft from RAF Cranwell on 11th December 1941 while Magee was serving with 412 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at RAF Digby and whilst he was dispersed […]

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Flight Lieutenant W.C Brown Signals Officer RAF Waddington 1941-42

Flight Lieutenant Bill Brown is quite a remarkable man with an extraordinary history. Despite becoming a centenarian on 19 November 2011, he is an active member of the 44 Squadron Association, still drives his car and is a member of […]

Exercise PORTHKERRIS PADDLE

By late October, most diving clubs in the UK are in the pub reminiscing about what they’ve been up to throughout the year, with the odd tall tale of daring feats and talk of ever more ambitious plans for the […]

World’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan cancer support

The idea to join in the Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ came to Natalie Armstrong and myself after seeing an advert in a magazine. What better way to make money on an RAF Station than selling cakes! After sorting out […]

Executive Summit

On the night of 31 August 1944, a young and inexperienced Royal Australian Air Force crew climbed aboard an Avro Lancaster at RAF Waddington. Their mission that night was not to bomb Germany, but to carry out a night navigation […]

OP ELLAMY FROM INSIDE BENGHAZI: AN INTELLIGENCE ANALYST’S PERSPECTIVE

As part of the Operational Standby Task commitment held by 8 RAF Force Protection Wing I had expected to deploy to Afghanistan but when the tasking order came through for Benghazi, Libya, I was very apprehensive. I had been completely […]

A Guide to Winter Driving

It’s that time again (yes, already!) when the weather and road conditions demand that we take additional safety measures when planning and undertaking road journeys. The British weather is unpredictable at the best of times and certainly the last two […]

V-Force in Lincolnshire

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) is seeking assistance to help establish contact with former V-Force personnel who served in Lincolnshire in the early 1960s and then again in the early 1980s. The recording of oral histories is a significant part of […]

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