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By late October, most diving clubs in the UK are in the pub reminiscing about what they’ve been up to throughout the year, with the odd tall tale of daring feats and talk of ever more ambitious plans for the […]

World’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan cancer support

The idea to join in the Macmillan ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ came to Natalie Armstrong and myself after seeing an advert in a magazine. What better way to make money on an RAF Station than selling cakes! After sorting out […]

Executive Summit

On the night of 31 August 1944, a young and inexperienced Royal Australian Air Force crew climbed aboard an Avro Lancaster at RAF Waddington. Their mission that night was not to bomb Germany, but to carry out a night navigation […]


As part of the Operational Standby Task commitment held by 8 RAF Force Protection Wing I had expected to deploy to Afghanistan but when the tasking order came through for Benghazi, Libya, I was very apprehensive. I had been completely […]

A Guide to Winter Driving

It’s that time again (yes, already!) when the weather and road conditions demand that we take additional safety measures when planning and undertaking road journeys. The British weather is unpredictable at the best of times and certainly the last two […]

V-Force in Lincolnshire

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) is seeking assistance to help establish contact with former V-Force personnel who served in Lincolnshire in the early 1960s and then again in the early 1980s. The recording of oral histories is a significant part of […]

Corporal Mick McConnell Experience AES AFGHANISTAN

As you read this I am beginning a long period of rehabilitation at DMRC Headley Court. Not where I expected to be after I was informed in May 10 that after years of pestering the Provost Marshalls Dog Inspectorate (PMDI’s) […]

Pay As You Dine

On 1 November 2011 the Station Commander, Group Captain Jones, visited all three Messes to see PAYD in action. He manned the tills to take payment from the first customers in to lunch, at the JRM and the Warrant Officers’ […]

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RAF Waddington Fake Festival

Saturday 3rd September 2011 saw the second annual Fake Festival event sponsored by the Station Commander and AAR as a thank you to Service Personnel and their dependants for their support to World Wide Operations’ and the Annual Airshow. With […]

Waddington Airfield Riding Day 2011

The weather was against the start of the Airfield Riding Day however, 2503 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment braved the torrential rain late on a Friday evening to set out the course ready for the following day’s riding event.For […]

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