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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 […]

Musicians Spotlight

It is quite well known that instrumental music tuition in schools is no longer what it used to be and drums and guitars are more likely to be taken up than trombones and bassoons.  There are rumours that music may […]

Sponsered walk for Bowel Cancer UK

Having recovered from bowel cancer himself, RAF Waddington engineer Garry has been busy raising money for Bowel Cancer UK the country’s leading bowel cancer research charity. For 5 days Garry has walked the 12 miles from his home to work […]

RAF Catering Competition 2017

The annual RAF Catering Competition 2017 was held at Worthy Down, Winchester over 14 and 15 Jun 17. The competition schedule of events was sent to all Units at the start of the year and the planning began. Firstly the […]

3 Peaks Challenge

RAF Waddington personnel have recently tackled a 3 peak climb in the desert and mountain ranges of Nevada, USA to raise funds for the RAF Charitable Trust. A 4.30am start should have afforded the team some respite from the unforgiving […]

A Piece of History at RAF Waddington

20 year old Sgt Leonard Edward Evans left RAF Waddington just before midnight on 8th May 1942, but sadly would never return. No trace of his aircraft or crew has ever been found. They are listed on the Runnymede Memorial […]


There was great excitement at RAF Waddington recently as No 51 Squadron took delivery of their third and final RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft. The arrival of this aircraft – RJ 20, which will be registered as ZZ666, from the Big […]

Marathon Motivations

Perspectives on setting a goal and sticking to the plan to try and achieve it. Many can attest to the fact that the Marathon is an arduous challenge.  Combining this with the potential to run the English qualifying standard for […]

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