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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 […]

STATION CHARITIES UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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 […]

Station Commander’s Foreword

With Group Captain Jones deployed on Operation ELLAMY, it has been my great privilege to assume the role of Acting Station Commander for the past two months. Whilst it has been a very busy period, I have enjoyed the role […]

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