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IBCC Gala Dinner

On the evening of 23rd Feb, the Officers’ Mess proudly hosted a Gala Dinner and Charity Auction to raise funds for the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC). Guest of honour was Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC […]

Charity Peak Challenge

Charity Peak Challenge

Four personnel from RAF Waddington and RAF Boulmer lay down a challenging task on Tuesday 8th Sept which would turn out to be exhausting and testing, although enjoyable. This may be due to the fact of allowing time to pass […]

Angola to Oberhausen Pipes and Drums, a very busy year

Angola to Oberhausen Pipes and Drums, a very busy year

The RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums are, at present, in the midst of the busiest season to date. Our year kicked off with a tour of Germany to take part in a series of arena displays as part of the […]

RAF Waddington Personnel in Thames Rescue

RAF Waddington Personnel in Thames Rescue

Personnel from 54(R) Squadron RAF Waddington have been praised by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the charity that saves lives at sea, for their heroic efforts in the rescue of a woman who had fallen in to the River Thames […]

8 Squadron 100 Year Anniversary Insight Magazine Online

8 Squadron 100 Year Anniversary

There seems to be an abundance of centenary celebrations in the RAF  at the moment; not to be outdone No. 8 Squadron threw a huge hangar party to mark 100 years since its formation. When the Royal Flying Corps was […]

Make your mark Insight Magazine Online

Make Your Mark

As Britain returned to work after the August Bank Holiday Monday in 1914, war was declared on Germany and the declaration involved the whole British Empire. Australian Prime Minister Joseph Cook said, “If the Old Country is at war, so […]

Our Birthday is coming up Insight Magazine

We’ve got a birthday coming up…

No XIII Squadron was formed on 10th January 1915. That means that in January next year we reach the impressive milestone of our Centenary. We are highly anticipating a letter from the Queen and a cake large enough for all […]

Ex Maple Past Museum Insight Magazine


On a windy morning on Thursday 23rd October, 12 members of V(Army Co-operation) Squadron visited Newark Air Museum. Museum volunteer Mick Coombes provided an in-depth guided tour of the aircraft on display that the Squadron had used during its history […]

Battle of Britain Parade Westminster Insight Magazine

Battle of Britain Parade

Westminster Abbey 21st September 2014 September was a busy month for ceremonial events in the RAF as Battle of Britain 74th anniversary commemorations were held across the country. One of the most prestigious of those events was undoubtedly the Service […]

The Best Kept Secret in RAF INsight Magazine

The Best Kept Secret in the Air Force…

What is an Airborne Technician (AT) and how do I become one? This was the question I asked myself back in 2011 when I found myself working for a Chief Technician with a brevet I had never seen before. His […]

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