All change at the top
It’s all change at the top at RAF Waddington with the arrival of three new Squadron Executives.
Joining us from Advanced College Staff Course and assuming command of Base Support Wing is Wing Commander Colin Owen. Wing Commander Owen joined the RAF in 1998 as a Physical Education Officer and has previously worked as the Personal Staff Officer to the Station Commandant at RAF College Cranwell.
5 (Army Cooperation) Squadron is now under the command of Wing Commander Dave Kane. Wing Commander Kane joined the RAF in 1991 and flying Harriers; has seen active service in both the Balkans and more recently numerous tours in Afghanistan flying in support of UK and ISAF operations throughout the country. More recently he has been located at MOD Main Building in London.
Assuming command of 51 Squadron is Wing Commander Tom Talbot. Wing Commander Talbot joined the RAF as a pilot in 1995 and has previously served on 51 Sqn as a Flight Commander Operations flying operational tours in the Mediterranean and Afghanistan. He has also previously completed a number of deployments as RAF Waddington’s detachment commander in Oman, responsible for both Nimrod R1 and Sentinel R1 operations in Afghanistan.