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Community Matters

What a busy start to 2012 supporting our community! If 2011 was our busiest year on Station, 2012 is already shaping up to be even busier as we appear to be cramming in even more. So far this year we […]

Airplay Is A Real Draw

To mark Remembrance (or Poppy time) this year, the RAF Benevolent Fund launched an art competition for all the young people who are participating in its Airplay programme. Offering a money prize to the stations which produced the best three […]

56 (Reserve) Squadron Visit

Actions of the past reveal lessons for the future 56(Reserve) Squadron has a rich and varied history and one that is an enduring source of pride for all those that serve there. World War I Victoria Cross recipients Captain Albert […]

99 not out

The history of V(Army Co-operation) Squadron is one of varied aircraft, roles and bases. Over its 99 year life it has operated some of the most obscure aircraft and some of the most iconic. It has been disbanded and reformed […]

RAF Waddington wins Best Advanced Apprentice 2012

RAF Waddington based SAC(T) Paul Hardie has scooped the prestigious RAF Apprentice of the Year Award for 2012 in the ‘Best Advanced Apprentice’ category. The RAF Best Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award recognises the best of the best and […]

The Crusade Continues…

The pace of Squadron tempo back here in the UK has not dropped either. As you read this another ‘Operational Conversion Course’ is up and running training the latest recruits to the 14 Squadron family.  With more of the ‘cream’ […]


Padre’s Patter

It is often good to do something different, and I have recently achieved that by deploying with the Army to Kabul. My job was to support personnel from all three Services based in and around Kabul. So often the media […]

Pay As You Dine: You Asked We Answered

A major part of the Pay As You Dine (PAYD) rollout last year involved extensive feedback from customers across all ranks, as well as civilians. Some were satisfied customers, others less so… The survey and feedback sheets were, and continue […]

RAF Waddington Police Flight Charitable Donations

The RAF Police at RAF Waddington recently made a number of charitable donations to various charities both local and national. The funds were donated from a historic RAF Police Club members’ account which had laid forgotten within the Station’s accounts […]



After spending nearly 8 months in 2011 in the Mediterranean enforcing a No Fly Zone over Libya, North Africa you would imagine that 8 Squadron had had enough of sun and sand, but if you look at a potted history […]

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