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Wessex Cup 2011

This year’s annual Countess of Wessex Cup was hosted by HMS Daring on Horsea Island on 6 Jul 11. The crew of the Ship very kindly hosted teams and supporters from both RAF Wittering and 5 Rifles between 5-7 Jul; […]

RAF Medical Reserves Exercise SERPENT RISE 2011

The first combined RAF Medical Reserves exercise was held 11-25 June 2011 at the Army Medical Services Training Centre (AMSTC) in Strensall, near York. Exercise SERPENT RISE brought together the component parts of the RAF Medical Reserves Wing: HQ Medical […]


The Stn Cdr opened the event with a speech emphasising the importance he placed on Leadership and encouraging those present to fully embrace the day’s activities. OC TDF then went on to explain about the GETR and how individuals could […]

News From 3 Sqn

Since the last edition of the Wittering View the Sqn has, unsurprisingly, been very busy conducting training aimed at preparing the Sqn for future, and potential, operations. Between Jan and Apr 2011 we switched focus towards Pre-Deployment Training (PDT) whilst […]

End Of An Era

A formal parade to mark the disbandment of No 1(F) Sqn, No IV(R) Sqn and No 800 NAS was held in 3 Hangar at RAF Wittering. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton was the Reviewing […]

Farewell Celebration to Iconic Harrier

December 15 was indeed a sad day for many personnel from RAF Cottesmore and Wittering. Along with invited guests, members of industry and all those associated with the Harrier, pilots gathered in No 1 (Fighter) Squadrons Hangar to celebrate the final […]

Nurses On The Frontline

Military nurses opened The Royal College of Nurses Emergency Care Association Annual Conference & Exhibition held in Cardiff at the end of last year. The military delivered three different topics; ‘Pre-hospital Care on Operations in Afghanistan’ was presented by Sqn Ldr Charlotte Thompson, Officer Commanding […]

Praised For Diligence

  Flight Safety Awards have been presented to Cpl Nick Bull and SAC Ben Lloyd by RAF Wittering Station Commander Gp Capt Rich Knighton. Both men were tasked as part of an impromptu FOD plod to check the main runway. […]

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