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71(Inspection And Repair) Squadron Repair Design Authority (RDA)

Reformed at RAF Wittering following relocation of 71(IR) Squadron from RAF St Athan, the RDA is a small civilian department that provides repair and minor structural modification design for any Ministry of Defence owned fixed wing aircraft. WHO ARE THE […]

Countess of Wessex Opens New Play Parks

New play parks in Wittering village, paid for by the RAF Benevolent Fund, were opened by Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex. 2019 is the centenary of the RAF Benevolent Fund which provides real life support to RAF personnel, […]

2MT Support NATO Baltic Air Policing

Tonnes of vital equipment have been taken from RAF Wittering to Estonia by No 2 Mechanical Transport Squadron (2 MT Sqn) in support of the NATO Baltic Air Policing Mission. 2 MT Sqn’s trucks transported spares and equipment to enable […]

The Joining of Two Airfields

In the first of a series of articles about the history of RAF Wittering, Squadron Leader Andy Tagg, Officer in Charge of the Station Heritage Centre, looks at how RAF Wittering came to have the longest landing strip and flare […]

Role of a Lifetime: Group Captain Tony Keeling

Group Captain Tony Keeling discusses his career and the experiences that led him to be appointed the Station Commander and A4 Force Element Commander at RAF Wittering. Station Commander Group Captain Tony Keeling. Tony’s time at RAF Wittering has been […]


Have you ever considered joining a Military Wives Choir? Carol Croft, of 42 (ES) Wg, explains why she loves being part of a ‘singing family’. “Military personnel are constantly on the move. I’ve moved 10 times in my married life, […]

History in the Making

RAF Wittering’s Heritage Centre provides a fitting tribute to all ex and serving members of the Station and is a historical legacy to the last operational RAF base in Cambridgeshire. The Centre, which is run by a small group of […]

2 MT Sqn The driving force behind Ex SAIF SAREEA III

No 2 Mechanical Transport (2 MT) Sqn deployed a detachment of 31 personnel to two different locations in Oman, in support of Exercise SAIF SAREEA III; the largest joint UK military exercise in 17 years. For many of those deploying, […]

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