Change of Command at RAF Waddington

RAF Waddington has bid farewell to Group Captain Al Marshall today and welcomed Group Captain Tom Burke as the new Station Commander.

On his new position as Station Commander RAF Waddington, Group Captain Tom Burke said:

“It is a real pleasure and huge privilege to take command of the Station. RAF Waddington’s people and the capability they generate are highly respected and valued both at home and abroad. I am looking forward to getting to know the Station, lodger and remote units better and working together with the Whole Force team.”

On his departure Group Captain Marshall said:

“It is with sadness but pride that I hand over as Commanding Officer of RAF Waddington to Group Captain Burke. It has been an honour and a privilege to command RAF Waddington during an exceptionally busy period of operations and during the Station’s centenary year. RAF Waddington’s history is extensive and impressive, and the unit continues to add to that history as our men and women contribute to vital operations in the UK and abroad.

The Station’s motto “For Faith and Freedom” is as appropriate for today’s tasks as it was during the Second World War and serves as a constant reminder of our on-going contribution to the Defence and Security of the Nation. RAF Waddington’s personnel are second to none, and despite numerous challenges, continue to deliver an exceptional level of output 24 hours a day, every day of the year. I wish Group Captain Tom Burke and all those who serve at, or are associated with, RAF Waddington, every success for the future.”