Royal Air Force





Current Chief of the Air Staff: Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford KCB CBE ADC RAF.




Eurofighter FGR4, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014


  • RAF Bases (Updated 20th January 2015):

  • RAF Akiroti
    No. 84 Squadron - Bell Griffin HR2


  • RAF Barkston Heath
    Joint Elementary Flying School
  • RAF Benbecula
    Air Defence Ground Environment Control and Reporting Post
  • RAF Benson
    No. 28 (AC) Squadron - Merlin HC3 HC3A
    No. 33 Squadron - 20 Westland Puma HC1
    No. 78 Squadron - Merlin HC3 HC3A
    No. 230 Squadron - 15 Westland Puma HC1

    230 squadron Westland Puma RAF Waddington 6th July 2014


    RAF Westland Merlin, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.




  • RAF Boscombe Down
    DERA Boscombe Down
  • RAF Boulmer, School of Fighter Control
    No. 202 Squadron - 6 Westland Sea King HAR3 HAR3A
    Air Defence Ground Environment Control and Reporting Post/1 ACC
  • RAF Bracknell
  • RAF Brampton
  • RAF Brize Norton
    Combat Support 2 Group
    No. 99 Squadron - 8 Boeing C-17A Globemaster III.
    No. 101 Squadron - 4 Airbus Voyager.
    38 Expeditionary Air Wing
    No. 24 Squadron - Lockheed Hercules C4/C5
    No. 30 Squadron - Lockheed Hercules C4/C5
    No. 47 Squadron - Lockheed Hercules C1/C3/C3A
    No. 70 Squadron - Lockheed Hercules C1/C3
  • RAF Buchan
    Air Defence Ground Environment Control and Reporting Post

    41(R) squadron Typhoon FGR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    41(R) squadron Typhoon FGR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    29(R) squadron Typhoon F2, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014



  • RAF Conningsby
    121 Expeditionary Air Wing
    Air Combat 1 Group
    No. 3 (Fighter) Squadron - Typhoon F2, FGR4, T1A.
    XI Squadron - Typhoon F2, T3, FGR4
    No. 29 (R) Squadron - Typhoon Operational Conversion Squadron - Typhoon T1A/T3/F2/FGR4
    Air Warfare Centre
    No. 17 (R) Squadron - Typhoon Operational Evaluation Unit - Typhoon T3/FGR4
    No. 41 (R) Squadron (Fast Jet & Weapons Operational Evaluation Unit)- Typhoon FGR4, Tornado GR4.
    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - 1 Lancaster B1, 2 Hurricane IIC, 1 Spitfire IIA, 2 Spitfire VB, 1 Spitfire IX, 2 Spitfire XIX, 1 Dakota and 1 Chipmunk.

    41(R) squadron Tornado GR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    41(R) squadron Tornado GR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    41(R) squadron Tornado GR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    BBMF Lancaster B1 and two Spitfires, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    BBMF Lancaster B1, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

    BBMF Spitfire MKII, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014

  • RAF Cosford 800 Naval Air Squadron
    801 Naval Air Squadron
    504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron, Auxiliary Air Force.
  • RAF College Cranwell
    No. 45(R) Squadron - Hawker Beechcraft Super King Air B200/B200GT
    No. 3 FTS - Hawker Beechcraft Super King Air B200/HS Dominie T1.

    Hawker Beechcraft Super Air King, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


  • RAF Digby
  • RAF Farnborough, School of Aviation Medicine
  • RAF Grantown-on-Spey
  • RAF Halton
  • RAF Headley Court
  • RAF Henlow
  • RAF High Wycombe
  • RAF Honington
  • RAF Innsworth
  • RAF Kinloss
    325 Expeditionary Air Wing


  • RAF Leeming
    BAe TORNADO RETURN-TO-PRODUCE Programme

    135 Expeditionary Air Wing
    Air Combat 1 Group
    No. 100 Squadron - 14 BAe Hawk T1A
    JFACTSU - Hawk T1A

    Bae Hawk, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Bae Hawk, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.


  • RAF Leuchars - base to convert to Army useage.
  • RAF Linton-on-Ouse
    No. 72 (R) Squadron - Shorts Tucano T1
    No. 1 FTS - 73 Short Tucano T1
  • RAF Locking

  • RAF Lossiemouth
    125 Expeditionary Air Wing
    Air Combat 1 Group
    No 1 (Fighter) Squadron (1 (F) Sqn) - Typhoon FGR4
    No. 2 (AC) Squadron - Typhoon FGR4
    6 Squadron - Typhoon FGR4
    140 Expeditionary Air Wing
    Air Combat 1 Group
    No. 15 (R) Squadron - National Tornado Operational Conversion Squadron - Panavia Tornado GR4/GR4A
    Combat Support 2 Group
    202 Squadron 'D' Flight - Sea King HAR3


    Typhoon FGR4 RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.


  • RAF Machrihanish
  • RAF Manston

    41(R)squadron Tornado GR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.


  • RAF Marham
    138 Expeditionary Air Wing
    No. 9 (Bomber) Squadron - 13 Panavia Tornado GR4
    No. 12 (B) Squadron - 13 Panavia Tornado GR4/GR4A
    No. 31 Squadron - 13 Panavia Tornado GR4

    41(R)squadron Tornado GR4, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.


  • Creech AFB, Nevada, USA
    Combined Joint Task Force
    Air Combat 1 Group
    No. 39 Squadron - MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper.
  • RAF Mount Pleasant
    No. 78 Squadron - 2 Westland Sea King HAR3 and 2 Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC2.
    1312 Flight - 1 BAC VC10 K2/K3/K4 and 1 Lockheed Hercules
    1435 Flight - 4 Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4
  • RAF Neatishead
    Air Defence Ground Environment Control and Reporting Post
  • RAF Newton
    Joint Elementary Flying Training School
  • RAF Northolt
    Combat Support 2 Group
    No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron - 6 Bae 125 CC3, 3 Bae 146 CC2, Agusta 109.
  • RAF North Luffenham
  • RAF Northwood
  • RAF Oakhanger
  • RAF Odiham
    No. 7 Squadron - Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC2/HC2A/HC3
    No. 18 Squadron - 12 Boeing Chinook HC2/HC2A
    No. 27 Squadron - 7 Boeing-Vertol Chinook HC2/HC2A


    RAF Chinook, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF Chinook, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.


  • RAF Rudloe Manor
  • RAF Saxa Vord
    Air Defence Ground Environment Control and Reporting Post
  • RAF Scampton
    Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows - 11 BAe Hawk T1/T1A

    Red Arrows 50th Anniversary display, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


  • RAF Shawbury
    No. 60(R) Squadron - 6 Bell Griffin HT1
    Defence Helicopter Flying School
  • RAF Spadeadam
  • RAF St Athan
  • RAF St Mawgan
    No. 203(R) Squadron (SKOCU) - 5 Westland Sea King HAR3
    Air Defence Ground Environment Reporting Site
  • RAF Stanbridge
  • RAF Stanmore Park
  • RAF Staxton Wold
    Air Defence Ground Environment Reporting Post
  • RAF Turnhouse
  • RAF Uxbridge
  • RAF Valley
    22 (Training) Group
    4 Flying Training School
    IV (Reserve) Squadron - BAe Hawk T TMk2
    No. 208(R) Squadron (4 FTS) - BAe Hawk T1/T1A
    Central Flying School Advanced Training Unit - BAe Hawk T1/T1A
    Search and Rescue Training Unit - Griffin HT1
    Combat Support 2 Group
    No. 22 Squadron 'C' Flight - Sea King HAR3/HAR3A
    Bae Hawk, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Rivet Joint/ RAF Air Seeker, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Rivet Joint/ RAF Air Seeker, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Rivet Joint/ RAF Air Seeker, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Rivet Joint/ RAF Air Seeker, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF Bombardier Sentinel, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF Bombardier Sentinel, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF E-3D Sentry, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF E-3D Sentry, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF E-3D Sentry, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    RAF E-3D Sentry, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.



  • RAF Waddington
    34 Expeditionary Air Wing
    Combat Support 2 Group
    No. 5 (AC) Squadron - Bombardier Sentinel R1, Hawker Beechcraft Shadow R1
    No. 8 Squadron - 4 Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1
    No. 13 Squadron - 5 x MQ-9 Reaper
    No. 51 Squadron - Boeing RC-135 Air Seeker
    No. 54 (R) Squadron (ISTAR Operational Conversion Unit) - Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1
    No. 56 (R) Squadron (ISTAR Operational Conversion Unit) - Boeing E-3D Sentry AEW1, Bombardier Sentinel R1, Hawker Beechcraft Shadow R1

    US Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk UAV - or RPAV over here, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Northrop Global Hawk sonar buoy pod, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014.

    Brand-new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, RAF Waddington July 6th 2014. Is the MoD going shopping?


  • RAF Wittering
  • RAF Wyton
    No. 57 (R) Squadron (part of No. 1 Elementary Flight Training School [1ETS]) - Grob 115E Tutor.



    Others: No. 22 Squadron with 6 Westland Sea King HAR3/3A based at RMB Chivenor, Devon.

    Brand new Wildcat (top) with Lynx, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Westland Lynx, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Royal Navy Sea King, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Falklands hero Avro Vulcan XM 607, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Avro Vulcan XH 558, Vulcan to the Sky, RAF Church Fenton  - last ever flying Vulcan shot 26th September 2015.


    Gloster Meteor RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    DeHavilland Venom RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    DeHavilland Venom RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    DeHavilland Venom, RAF Museum Cosford, 2006.


    Gloster Meteor and DeHavilland Venom RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Gloster Meteor and DeHavilland Venom RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    RAF Canberra, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    Folland Gnat display team, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014. Image dedicated to my Dad, who loved these aircraft.


    Folland Gnat display team, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014. Image dedicated to my Dad, who loved these aircraft.


    Folland Gnat display team, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014. Image dedicated to my Dad, who loved these aircraft.


    Folland Gnat display team, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014. Image dedicated to my Dad, who loved these aircraft.


    Folland Gnat display team, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014. Image dedicated to my Dad, who loved these aircraft.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Folland Gnat, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    Jet Provost trainer, RAF Church Fenton 26th September 2015.


    RAF English Electric Lightning XR 770, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    RAF English Electric Lightning XR 770, RAF Waddington 6th July 2014.


    RAF English Electric P1a WG763, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015


    RAF English Electric P1a WG763, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015


    RAF English Electric P1a WG763, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF English Electric P1a WG763, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro Shackleton, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    Avro Lincoln RF398 at RAF Cosford, 2006.


    Victor V-bomber, RAF Cosford March 2001.


    Guiness Girl Buccaneer XW547, RAF Cosford, March 2001.


    Chelmsford's Meteor WH132, March 2001.


    Gloster Meteor WH301 at Hendon Air Museum, March 2001.


    Gloster Meteor at Hendon Air Museum, March 2001.


    Gloster Javelin XA 564 at RAF Cosford, March 2001.



    T.S.R. 2  XR220, the second T.S.R. 2 which was prepped for take off at Boscombe Down. RAF Cosford March 2001.


    T.S.R. 2  XR220, the second T.S.R. 2 which was prepped for take off at Boscombe Down. RAF Cosford 2006.


    Vickers Valiant XD818, former RAF Marham gateguard, dropped the first British H-Bomb. Hendon, 2001.


    Folland Gnat Red Arrow, RAF Cosford 2001. Image dedicated to my father.


    E/E Lightning at Hendon Air Museum, March 2001.


    Gloster Meteor prototype, RAF Cosford, 2006.



    Rare shot of Chelmsford's Gloster Meteor WH132 at the end of Meteor way. March 2001.


    Ejection system testing Gloster Meteor WA634. RAF Cosford, March 2001.



    Fairey Gannet, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Fairey Gannet, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Fairey Gannet, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Fairey Gannet, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Fairey Gannet, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Fairey Gannet, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Westland Wessex, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Westland Wessex, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Westland Wessex, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Grumman S-2 Tracker, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Grumman S-2 Tracker, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Grumman S-2 Tracker, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    De Havilland Caribou, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Avro Shackleton, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Avro Shackleton, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Avro Shackleton, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Meteor, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Meteor, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Meteor, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Meteor, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Meteor, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Gloster Meteor, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Gloster Meteor, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Gloster Meteor, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Gloster Meteor, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Gloster Meteor, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Hawker Hunter, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Hawker Hunter, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Canberra, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Canberra, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Canberra, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Sea Vixen, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    DeHavilland Sea Vixen, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    DeHavilland Sea Vixen, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Sea Vixen, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Sea Vixen, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Sea Venom, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    DeHavilland Sea Venom, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Sea Venom, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Sea Hawk, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    DeHavilland Vampire, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    DeHavilland Vampire, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Vampire, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    DeHavilland Vampire, Caloundra Air Museum 2007.



    Blackburn Buccaneer, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Blackburn Buccaneer, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Javelin, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Javelin, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Javelin, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Javelin, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Javelin, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Gloster Javelin, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Supermarine Swift, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Supermarine Swift, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Jet Provost, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Bae Sea Harrier FRS1, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Bae Sea Harrier FRS1, Newark Air Museum 2006.



    Avro Vulcan B2, Newark Air Museum 2006.


    RAF Avro 707A - Vulcan proof of concept aircraft, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro 707A - Vulcan proof of concept aircraft, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro 707A - Vulcan proof of concept aircraft, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro 707A - Vulcan proof of concept aircraft, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 8th October 2015.


    RAF Avro 707C - Vulcan proof of concept aircraft, RAF Cosford, 2006.