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ATHENA My Perspective

Some 17 of my 31 years’ service have been spent at RAF Waddington during which time I’ve completed a wide variety of flying and flying related tours here. Indeed, when I arrived for my first tour here in 1991 there […]

The RAF100 Cookbook – Raising Money for the RAF 100 Appeal

Celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force. The RAF100 Cookbook spans 100 years, 100 countries and 100 recipes.  A donation from all sales will be made to the RAF100 Appeal supporting the RAF Association, Charitable Trust, Benevolent Fund and Museum, […]

Change of Command On V(AC) Squadron

In early October V(AC) Squadron redeployed to support Op SHADER and the fight against Daesh in Syria and Iraq with two Sentinels deploying to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus. The recently departed Boss, Wing Commander ‘Moose’ Melville, led the Detachment during […]

Airline and Airport

The Transition of the Station Engineering Organisations. Following the operational pause of Sentry in late 2016, a body of work was undertaken by the RAF to understand how the airworthiness of the platform had reached the point when the Duty […]

Junior Ranks Pilot Scholarship Scheme Reaches Centenary Milestone

Applications from RAF Junior Ranks (JRs) are now being invited for a place on a popular flying scholarship scheme funded by the RAF Charitable Trust and delivered by the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association (RAFFCA). Set to reach its ‘centenary’ milestone […]

PUSH 500 Wheelchair challenge

Having completed two PUSH 500 Wheelchair Challenges, ex Regt Gunner Sean Allerton is well on his way to completing his PUSH 1000 Challenge having clocked up another 3.9 miles along RAF Waddington’s runway recently. He was joined in his push […]

Receipts & Despatch 24 Hour Spin-A-Thon

On the 23-24th of August RAF Waddington’s Receipts & Despatch section embarked on a gruelling 24 hour Spin-A-Thon – raising money for the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, based here at RAF Waddington. The Air Ambulance covers 3500 square miles […]

Exercise War Way of the Roses

Great companions, stunning countryside, a slice of RAF history and very tired legs.  Where and why?  A 170 mile coast-to-coast cycle trip from Morecambe to Bridlington.  This was Force Development the Air Warfare Centre’s way. Riding coast-to-coast is an alluring […]

RAF Sentinel Aircraft Returns from the Middle East

A ROYAL Air Force Sentinel R1 aircraft based at RAF Waddington was welcomed back on the 7th August 2017 following the latest successful mission supporting the coalition in the fight against Daesh in the Middle East. A ROYAL Air Force Sentinel […]

2503 Sqn RAuxAF Regt EX Heathrow

2503 Sqn RAuxAF Regt personnel participated in Ex HEATHROW IMP 21 – 23 Jul, which allowed Sqn members to see first-hand the complex security operation being conducted at Heathrow Airport by the Metropolitan Police.  Parallels between RAF Force Protection and […]

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