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Trade Group 5 Spearhead Capability Is here

After a long and difficult path, 5001 Sqn have now been given the responsibility for providing initial enabling and sustaining support for forthcoming Operations and Exercises, as well as being able to provide a surge capability where necessary. Spearhead is […]

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Keeping It Current

Each year, as well as completing a number of weekend-based training sessions, every reservist is required to undertake 15 days of Annual Continuous Training (ACT). Flt Lt Caroline Krolikowski reports. The focus of ACT for 4624 Movs Sqn RAuxAF is […]

Ex Low Rider training conducted at RAF Wittering.

Ex LOW RIDER Helicopters Come To Wittering

Rotor blades and propellers shared the skies over Wittering when it hosted Royal Navy, Army and RAF helicopters. Exercise Low Rider saw Chinook, Merlin and Lynx helicopters conduct a series of equipment tests over the Royal Air Force Air Weapons […]

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5001 Sqn Reaches 75th Anniversary

Royal Air Force Engineers past and present converged at RAF Wittering to mark the 75th anniversary of 5001 Squadron. 5001 Squadron’s history stretches back to the Second World War and has its origins in the RAF Airfield Construction Branch. The […]

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Ex Trident Juncture

Several personnel from 1 AMW and 4624 Squadron supported the biggest multinational exercise held for 13 years. Ex TRIDENT JUNCTURE 15 involved nearly 36,000 people from 30 NATO nations across the world, taking place all over Europe, the Mediterranean and […]

RAF Wittering, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
Photography BY Cpl Daz Smith RAF.

For more information please contact:
Photographic section, RAF Wittering. 01780 783838 ext 7396 / 95351 7396

RAF Wittering – The Beginning

In 1916, before the formation of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Flying Corps needed a suitable site to provide air defence in the east of England against the German Zeppelin threat during the ‘Great War’. Wittering Heath, south of […]

UAS Summer Action

UAS Summer Action

The two Wittering-based University Air Squadrons both made the most of the good weather over the summer with a packed programme of flying, Adventurous Training and Force Development. The University of London Air Squadron (ULAS) completed 260 student sorties, with […]



As per the written armistice that brokered the end of the Korean War in 1953, a number of United Nations Member States offer support in the region. Military personnel from these ‘Sending States’ continue to provide Defence Engagement through attendance […]

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