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Families Day 2017

A motorbike stunt show, fairground rides and a tutor display flypast were among the attractions at RAF Wittering’s Families’ Day. Despite some indifferent weather in the week prior, personnel and their families were blessed with a sunny day, albeit a […]

RIAT 2017

In July RAF Fairford hosted the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT); the biggest airshow in the world with over 160,000 people attending over three days. Like every major operation and exercise, there is a significant amount of planning and delivery […]

Flight Safety Day

Flight safety is everybody’s business, was the message at Royal Air Force Wittering as the Station held a Flight Safety Day. The role of the Station Flight Safety Officer Warrant Officer Raph Winstanley, is to make sure the Station’s flying […]

Logistics STEM Week at Wittering

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) was the programme for students on the Logistics Residential Course at RAF Wittering. Forty air cadets, aged between 14 and 15, were at the Station for four days as part of the National Science […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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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