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Vulcan XM607 Tribute Motorbike

Exactly 30 years since the first Black Buck mission as part of Op Corporate to liberate the Falkland Islands, XM607 remains in the hearts and minds of Lincolnshire aviation enthusiasts. One such enthusiast is Mr Steve Jollands and his team […]

Community Matters Support To Deployed Families

Throughout a Service persons career it is now almost common place that Service personnel will spend time away from home. Regardless if this is part of an Operational Deployment or a domestic exercise or training course, family members left behind […]

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RAF Waddington International Airshow 2012 – A Sky-High Success!

RAF Waddington International Air Show proved to be a huge success, despite weekend weather that was not quite that expected in June and July. The odd dark cloud didn’t deter over 125,000 visitors attending the 2-day event. Armed with their […]

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14 Squadron King of the Skies

Back in the UK we can’t keep our personnel in one place too long as we’ve been taking part in everything from Skeleton bobsleigh in Austria to Swimming, Cycling and Running in Israel, Walking in the Lakes, staff rides to […]

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Ex Close Relations – 54(R) Sqn takes life in stride

Ex Close Relations – 54 (R) Sqn takes life in stride as it joins in a Belgian ritual witch burning, marks the departure of a Squadron Commander and undertakes a 450 mile cycle charity ride. It’s fair to say that […]

OPERATION MARGIN: THE AUGSBURG RAID

On Christmas Eve 1941, Waddington’s 44 Squadron received a Christmas present: the first of the new Avro Lancasters, which would replace its aging and inadequate Handley Page Hampdens. Although the Lancaster was not perfect – early aircraft suffered from cracks […]

Tribute to the V-Force 2012

Former V-Force personnel still being sought Newark Air Museum’s earlier appeals to establish contact with former V-Force personnel has resulted in a steady influx of new contacts. However with just over three months to go to the reunion gathering they […]

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Time Capsule 2012 Competition Launched

A central theme of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire’s (AHL) business plan is innovative interaction with the schools, education establishments and voluntary-led young people groups across Lincolnshire. In previous years this has involved the Poetry Competition in 2010 and the Aviation Nose […]

Alice’s American Accolade

Flight Lieutenant Alice Harrison of 7006 Volunteer Reserve (VR) Squadron, RAF Waddington has recently been deployed as a Liaison Officer working alongside American Forces in Afghanistan. Alice, who joined the Reserves in 2002 has been working side by side with […]

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(Re)Turning Back Time from Whence It Came

On 7th September 1941 Handley Page Hampdens from 44 Squadron, RAF were tasked with attacking the Deutsche Werke submarine yard in Kiel and minelaying (‘Gardening’) in the Frisian Islands. At 2115 Hampden X2921/KM-Z piloted by 26 year old Sergeant Archibald […]

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