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54(R) Squadron Insight Magazine

54(R) Squadron called out of Reserve to support Operations

2014 has proved a busy year for 54(R) Sqn OCU. The unit encompasses many differing areas of expertise and conducts conversion training on three different platforms whilst also delivering the “in demand” qualification through the QWI (ISR) course. The Waddington […]

Boat Normandy

Exercise Normandy Eagle 70th Anniversary 2nd – 8th June 2014

Exercise NORMANDY EAGLE was designed to allow personnel to conduct adventurous training related to the operations conducted during Operation OVERLORD, the Normandy landings of World War II during June 1944. It allowed participants to study specific actions that took place […]

DEWC

DEWC rebranded JEWOSC under Joint Forces Command

On 1st July 2014 the Defence Electronic Warfare Centre (DEWC) transitioned Command and Control to Joint Forces Command (JFC) and assumed the new title of the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre (JEWOSC). The move marks the latest evolution in UK […]

D-day

D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations in Bayeux 02–07 June 2014

2014 saw the 70th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the code name for the Battle of Normandy that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. D-Day, 6 June 1944, with the Normandy Landings. A 1,200 aircraft-strong […]

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V(AC) SQN DEPARTS AFGHANISTAN

After 6 continual years of basing in Afghanistan, Number V(AC) squadron, flying the SENTINEL R1 aircraft, departs its ground base in Afghanistan, but still supports operations. In 2008 V(AC) Squadron deployed its ASTOR system in support of Op HERRICK. Ground […]

5 AC Sqn Update

On the morning of 25 January 2013 V (Army Co-operation) Squadron answered the call to deploy a Sentinel to Africa in support of the French Operation to Mali. The crews had been on standby for 2 weeks waiting for the […]

Crusaders FC

This week 14 Squadron’s football team, Crusaders FC, reached the halfway point in their inaugural season… …and to say there has been a turn around since the opening stages in mid January would be an understatement! After losing their pre-season […]

Talent In Lincoln…

14 Squadron’s legendary work tempo remains high, with a busy winter period for our personnel. Our latest group of new aircrew are now fully qualified with many of our newest recruits already on deployed operations, and the next cadre under […]

Funny Fokkers

Get ready for a Bang On! Comedy Show coming to RAF Waddington on Thursday 6th June! The Funny Fokkers Comedy Tour of Duty has become something of a legend around other Royal Air Forces units nationwide over the past few […]

1237 SQN North Hykeham

1237 (North Hykeham) Sqn ATC’s Trip to Royal Air Force Waddington and Scampton Heritage Museums. The day started early and the moon was scarcely out of view. Having assembled in the foyer of the Squadron building, Corporal’s Paterson, Bell and […]

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