RAF Waddington

Type: Organization
Name: RAF Waddington
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois praises 'eye in the sky'...

HIGH PRAISE: Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois, right, with Lincoln MP Karl McCartney in Waddington village.Comments (0)The men and women who are involved in front-line operations at RAF Waddington have been praised during a visit by Armed Forces Minister ... [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

NOSTALGIA: It's quiet around Waddington at the moment but be assured it won't stay that way for long

The skies above RAF Waddington are quieter than usual now that the runway is closed for re-surfacing and the aircraft have been temporarily deployed elsewhere.Yet this is not the first time that the airfield has been home to just the birds.After the end ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 2 reports

RAF Waddington Reaper Squadron to pilot drones deployed to Syria

Drones controlled from RAF Waddington near Lincoln will fly surveillance missions over Syria in the UK battle against IS (Islamic State) militants, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.The Reaper drones are based in Afghanistan and are piloted by the ... [Published The Lincolnite - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

UK drones ready to attack Isis in Syria and Iraq

British aircraft have been readied for flights over Syria in the war against Isis. Armed Reaper drones which have been moved from Afghanistan are going to be used in missions in the heartland of the Islamist extremists, The Independent has learnt. Last ... [Published The Independent - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Segmented approach will not solve terrorism: India to UK

LONDON: India has asked Britain not to carry out a "segmented approach" towards terrorists as there was nothing like "a good or bad terrorist".Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj held her first bilateral talks with British foreign secretary Philip Hammond ... [Published Times of India - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Government moots treason trials for returning British Isis fighters

British extremists who fight alongside Isis forces could be prosecuted for treason after they return to this country, the Foreign Secretary has told MPs. Philip Hammond said that ministers are considering the surprise move in response to hundreds of young ... [Published The Independent - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 2 reports

UK to send armed drones to assist campaign against Isis

A Reaper drone. Photograph: MoD/EPABritain is to send heavily armed Reaper drones to the Middle East to help in the fight against forces from the Islamic State in Iraq.Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, told MPs that the Reaper drones would add to ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Lincolnshire enters the fight against Islamic State

Two Reaper "drone' aircraft, remotely piloted from RAF Waddington, are being sent to the Middle East to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq.The 13 Squadron aircraft, based in Afghanistan, are being sent from a secret base on armed reconnaissance f ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

RAF Reaper drones 'bound for Iraq'

Britain has 10 of the MQ9 drones and has flown around 4,500 sorties with them in Afghanistan since 2008. They are used both for surveillance and for air strikes, using Hellfire missiles and GBU-12 500lb laser-guided bombs. The remotely piloted aircraft ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 06 2014]
Entities: Drone, Iraq, RAF Waddington
First reported Sep 26 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Breitling watches on show

Guests and customers joined Breitling in their marquee at the 2014 RAF Waddington International Airshow hosted by Mr Andrew Jones of Andrew Michael’s Jewellers.The 2014 Airshow was quite simply outstanding, with brilliant performances by the Red Arrows ... [Published Lincolnshire Life - Sep 26 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 2 reports

Historic Vulcan aircraft returns to skies over Norfolk RAF Marham airbase

A Cold War veteran returned to the skies above Norfolk, as a Vulcan XH558 took part in a flypast over RAF Marham.The last flying example of the aircraft developed to carry Britain’s first nuclear deterrent, the famous V-Force, toured 10 RAF stations across ... [Published EDP 24 - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

RAF Waddington remembers Lancaster JO-N crew

Relatives of the Lancaster LM130 crew and a Hurricane pilot who passed away when they collided in 1945 visited RAF Waddington to lay a memorial wreath.The seven crew members of the Lancaster, known as “JO-N”, and the pilot of the Hurricane all perished ... [Published The Lincolnite - Sep 25 2014]

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"The UK Government insists that a parliamentary approval would be sought to launch strike missions in the country, if necessary."
"It's a lot of work to keep the AWACs serviceable and they do a really good job"  said  Rayleigh MP Mr Francois
A Number 10 spokeswoman said: "We are using these assets to enhance our capability to gather intelligence and protect Britain from threats emanating from Syria."
Officials in the security field do not want to publicise any preparations being made to free the kidnapped prisoners. A Whitehall official said: "The Reapers would be very useful for intel on Isis in Syria for ourselves and our allies; that would be their primary purpose. Their use in combat would obviously depend on parliamentary approval – unless we have a need for them to secure the wellbeing of British subjects or prevent a humanitarian crisis."

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Still hope for the return of Waddington Air Show [Published The Lincolnite - Oct 22 2014]
UK deploys Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft for ... [Published Air Force Technology - Oct 22 2014]
Armed Forces Minister Mark Francois praises 'ey... [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Oct 22 2014]
NOSTALGIA: It's quiet around Waddington at the ... [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Oct 22 2014]
NOSTALGIA: It's quiet around Waddington at the ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 22 2014]
RAF Waddington Reaper Squadron to pilot drones ... [Published The Lincolnite - Oct 21 2014]
RAF Drones To Gather IS Intelligence In Syria [Published LBC 97.3 - Oct 21 2014]
UK drones ready to attack Isis in Syria and Iraq [Published The Independent - Oct 21 2014]
Segmented approach will not solve terrorism: In... [Published Times of India - Oct 17 2014]
UK deploys Reaper drones to fight IS militants [Published Air Force Technology - Oct 17 2014]
Into the Fire: The Dangers of Re-deploying Brit... [Published Docuticker - Oct 16 2014]
Government moots treason trials for returning B... [Published The Independent - Oct 16 2014]
Take a view from the Cliff [Published Lincolnshire Life - Oct 16 2014]
UK to send armed drones to assist campaign agai... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Oct 16 2014]
Lincolnshire enters the fight against Islamic S... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 16 2014]
RAF Reapers to operate over Iraq [Published Flight International - Oct 16 2014]
Reaper drones sent to battle Isil [Published Telegraph - Oct 16 2014]
My Retford: Vulcan pilot fell in love with town [Published Retford Times - Oct 12 2014]
RAF Reaper drones 'bound for Iraq' [Published DailyMe.Com - Oct 06 2014]
The Reaper drone in 60 seconds [Published Telegraph - Oct 06 2014]
QinetiQ says outlook for FY unchanged [Published Telegraph - Sep 30 2014]
Updates from Next, QinetiQ and Wolseley [Published AOL UK - Sep 30 2014]
Controversial vicar set for St Paul’s date [Published Mansfield Chad - Sep 28 2014]
Breitling watches on show [Published Lincolnshire Life - Sep 26 2014]
Huge crowd turns out for Vulcan’s Cold War Tour... [Published Stratford Herald - Sep 25 2014]
Historic Vulcan aircraft returns to skies over ... [Published EDP 24 - Sep 25 2014]
RAF Waddington remembers Lancaster JO-N crew [Published The Lincolnite - Sep 25 2014]
Vulcan XH558 will tour cold war bases today [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Sep 25 2014]
Farmer mows good luck message for Canadian Lanc... [Published Lincolnshire Echo - Sep 24 2014]
Farmer mows good luck message for Canadian Lanc... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 24 2014]
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