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Bader Braves Reach for the Sky

On the 4th June 2011, seventeen intrepid young aviators took to the skies at RAF Waddington, following in the footsteps of their hero, Battle of Britain Ace, Douglas Bader.  Like Douglas, they have not let disability hold them back from […]

Exercise Centurion Charge

84 miles, 4 days; walk in the park…..  Well almost if it wasn’t for the 50mph winds, hail and thunderstorms and some rather interested bulls. A team of 13 Royal Air Force and 1 Royal Navy personnel walked the 84 […]

Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFPS) Visit

By Flight Lieutenant Matt Osborne The AFPS is a scheme for Members of the House of Commons, the House of Lords, Members of the European Parliament and Band B (or equivalent) Civil Servants who volunteer to spend a fixed number […]

Operation ELLAMY

The RAF is all “eyes and ears” in the no fly zone. RAF Waddington’s Combat-ISTAR aircraft on Operation Ellamy When UN Security Council Resolution 1973 was declared to establish a no fly zone over Libya the RAF’s Intelligence, Surveillance, Target […]

Dresden welcomes Royal Air Force Waddington Pipes and Drums

The RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums have recently returned from a very successful tour of Germany. Along with Bands from Mexico, Germany, Lithuania and Bulgaria they performed to packed houses in the Hannover AWD Arena, the Dresden Margon Arena and […]

Prince Edward Visit

Prince Edward Visit to 902 EAW

Waddington personnel from the Intelligence, Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Detachment at 902 Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) had the honour of meeting His Royal Highness (HRH) the Earl of Wessex, who is RAF Waddington’s Honorary Air Commodore, when he […]


Nevada isn’t a place that usually springs to mind when one thinks of massed bands, pipes, drums and displays of precision military drill manoeuvres, but that was exactly what the excited masses in a 10,000 capacity arena in Las Vegas […]

RC-135 V/W Rivet Joint Co-Manning

Exercise Caribbean Endeavour

Exercise Caribbean Endeavour is a Tri-Service Adventurous Sail Training Exercise open to all UK Service personnel, Regular and Reserve, from October 2010 to May 2011. The aim of the exercise is to develop the personal qualities essential to Regular and […]

A taste of things to come…

Introducing the new RAF Super Catering, Retail and Leisure Contract at RAF Waddington from an ISS Defence perspective. On 1st June, ISS Defence took responsibility for all catering, retail and leisure (CRL) services at RAF Waddington under the RAF’s Super […]

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