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Royal Air Force Waddington Who We Are

RAF Waddington is now the hub of UK Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), supporting British and NATO operations. By basing the RAF’s key ISTAR capabilities together, they are able to work to develop tactics and procedures to achieve […]

Happy New Year from all at V (AC) Squadron!

Yet another busy year has come to an end! 2012 saw the Fighting Fifth continue to give unfailing support to the ground troops in Afghanistan, provide assistance to the US Air Force in Nevada and still manage to beat the […]

Station Commander’s Foreword…

Group Captain Al Gillespie Station Commander What a difference a few weeks make… In the last issue of Insight, I thanked the Station and our local community for the tremendous effort everyone put into the challenging year that was 2012. […]

RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums at the Bomber Command Memorial Ceremony

During WW2 RAF Waddington lost more bombers on operations than any other Bomber Command station, a total of 345. Of these aircraft 103 were Hampden’s,15 were Manchester’s and a staggering 227 Lancaster’s. It was entirely fitting that RAF Waddington’s Pipes […]

Padre Patter

At the start of every Station Recall Day the Padre asks, ‘Who thinks this is a waste of time?’ And at least a quarter of the room stick up their hands; it probably would be more if folks didn’t think […]

Community Matters

Summer is always massively busy from a community perspective and this year has been no different! As well as our normal business with Community Support Road Show events around Station, our monthly visits to families at RAF Scampton, RAF College […]

1237 Squadron Air Cadets – Bomber Command Reunion…

April 28th and 29th was the weekend of the “V” Bomber reunion at the Newark Air Museum. Hundreds of former Vulcan, Victor and Valiant aircrew and ground crew members gathered over the weekend to meet and reminisce over past times, […]

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire

“Counting Them Home” Further display venues & dates announced Launched at the end of May 2012 by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL), Counting Them Home is an interactive display that is based around a Lancaster aircraft, with a seasoned crew, departing […]

Nottingham and 56(R) Squadron Remember Captain Albert Ball VC DSO** MC

Raised in Nottingham, Captain Albert Ball joined the Sherwood Foresters at the outbreak of the First World War and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in October 1914. He learnt to fly in his spare time and, after gaining a […]

Number. 51 Sqn Receives Honorary Freedom of the Town of Snaith

On Sunday 22 Apr 2012 Number 51 Squadron was granted the Freedom of Snaith to commemorate the service and sacrifice of members of Number 51 Squadron whilst serving at RAF Snaith from October 1942- April 1945. This grants the squadron […]

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