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Waddington

Major
Also known as: RAF Waddington / RFC Waddington / Wadd (nickname) / Waddington Aerodrome / Waddo (nickname)
County: Lincolnshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened November 1916
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / RFC / RAAF / RCAF / USAS / USAF
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved (1943)
Prominent People: John Nettleton VC
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/08/2019):
  • Branston and Mere Parish Council
  • Harmston Parish Council
  • Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Training Centre - Waddington Training Facility/Site
  • RAF Waddington Golf Club
  • RAF Waddington Heritage Centre
  • Sentry Post Snack Bar - sited at The WAVE (Waddington Aircraft Viewing Enclosure) alongside north-east side of airfield
  • The Horse & Jockey, Waddington
  • Waddington HIVE
  • Waddington International Airshow
  • Waddington Local History Group
  • Waddington Parish Council

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • AV Roe & Company (Avro)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 1 Aircraft Storage Unit

  • No 3 Gp Practice Flight

  • No 6 BAT Flight

  • No 9 Con Flight

  • No 9 Sqn

  • 11th Aero Sqn

  • No 12 Sqn

  • No 13 Sqn

  • No 21 Sqn

  • No 23 Sqn

  • No 27 Sqn

  • 27th (Training) Wing

  • No 34 Expeditionary Air Wing (ISTAR)

  • No 44 Con Flight

  • No 44 Sqn

  • No 44 TS

  • No 47 RS

  • No 47 TS

  • No 48 RS

  • No 48 TDS

  • No 48 TS

  • No 49 Sqn

  • No 50 Sqn

  • No 51 RS

  • No 51 TS

  • No 53 Base

  • No 57 Sqn

  • No 61 Sqn

  • No 75 TS

  • No 82 Sqn

  • No 83 Sqn

  • No 88 Sqn

  • No 97 Sqn

  • No 100 Sqn

  • No 101 Sqn

  • No 110 Sqn

  • No 123 Sqn

  • 135th Aero Sqn

  • No 142 Sqn

  • No 203 Sqn

  • No 204 Sqn

  • No 207 Sqn

  • No 230 OCU

  • No 420 Con Flight

  • No 420 Sqn

  • No 463 Sqn

  • No 467 Sqn

  • No 503 Sqn

  • No 617 Sqn

  • No 1506 BAT Flight

  • No 1661 HCU

  • No 2956 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • 3914th ABS

  • Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling Operational Evaluation Unit

  • Air Warfare Centre

  • DB-7 Flight

  • Electronic Warfare Detachment

  • Electronic Warfare Operational Support Establishment

  • Ferrying Flight

  • Lincoln Conversion Flight

  • Lincoln Reserve Holding Unit

  • Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

  • Nimrod AEW Joint Trials Unit 

  • RAF Waddington Popular Flying Group

  • Sentry Operational Evaluation Unit

  • Sentry Standards Unit

  • Sentry Training Sqn

  • Vulcan Display Flight

  • Waddington Flying Club

Avro Vulcans at Waddington, 1957. Courtesy of British Pathé

Spreading foam and water on the runway at Waddington, 1960. Courtesy of British Pathé

Avro Vulcans at Waddington. Courtesy of British Movietone

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Plan of Waddington, 1918. Courtesy of Ed Andrews

Bomber Command Base Sub-Station(s):

BardneySkellingthorpe

Decoy Airfield(s):

Branston Fen / Gautby / Potter Hanworth

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