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Her Majesty The Queen Approves A Unit Badge For No 8 Raf Force Protection Wing Headquarters

With the formation of a new Unit, one of the considerations of the Officer Commanding (OC) is whether it qualifies for a formal unit badge (or crest as we colloquially call them in the RAF). As deployable warfighting Force Elements, […]

Exercise Honourable Ties

Station Commander’s Foreword

I hope that you are reading this edition of Insight having already enjoyed your summer leave or with some holiday time still to come. Either way, after the busiest six months at Waddington for many years, I hope that everyone […]

From the Deputy Editor…

Wow what a busy couple of months! We have celebrated and said farewell to the Nimrod R1 fleet, hosted the Armed Forces Day in Lincoln and of course executed the Annual International Airshow.  Oh and let’s not forget the small […]

Life at RAF Waddington: A day through the lens

“It’s an easy job, it’s just point and click”, isn’t it? Well, to an untrained member of the public it might be just point and click but they wouldn’t get the standard expected for a Royal visit. A photographers day […]

54 Squadron – What does the R stand for?

…asked my Army ISR student preparing to deploy to Helmand within days. “Reconnaissance” I replied, hastily reassessing the degree of ISR training this particular individual required. “54 Reconnaissance Squadron, makes sense I suppose” he remarked. I breathed a small sigh […]


Squadron Leader Goodswen and Flight Lieutenant Harrap have handed over the reigns of the Station Charities Committee to Squadron Leader Hutchinson (SATCO of this parish) and Flight Lieutenant Shirley (also ATC). On behalf of the committee members and indeed the […]

Operation HERRICK beats Operation ELLAMY

…in the race to the 500th Sentinel mission! On Saturday 9 Apr 2011, the Sentinel R1 successfully flew its 500th operational mission. 500th operational mission. Captained by Flight Lieutenant James Colman with Flight Lieutenant Adrian Cooper as the Air Mission […]

Flying Training, Strategic Defence Security Review and 92(R) Squadron

A Holding Officer’s Perspective. I arrived on 92(R) Squadron, RAF Waddington on 10 January 2011 as the latest in a long line of Flying Training (FT) holding Officers. For me and many others this hold was to be for an […]

From the Editor…

So where is 2011 going? We are nearly half way through the year and the Waddington Airshow will be soon be upon us. The first few months have passed in a blur. It has been great to see RAF Waddington […]

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