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No17 (Coningsby) Sqn ATC

It has been a busy time at 17 Sqn recently.  We have had our Awards and Trophies presentation evening, presented by Wg Cdr Claire O’grady,  who said, “It was a tremendous honour to present awards to the cadets.    The […]

4th July saw the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight's Lancaster PA474 (Leader) arriving back at the flight after 9 months of work at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. During the 9 months, PA474 has recieved a new paint scheme.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Summer 2017 has been even busier than usual for the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF). On top of the display season, we held a big celebration for our 60th Anniversary which included our patron, The Duke of Cambridge, meeting […]


121 EAW Staff Ride Normandy

Fourteen personnel from 121 EAW and across the Station took part in an Expeditionary Air Power Staff Ride to Normandy in France. The group set off from RAF Coningsby on a bright June morning and travelled to Southwick Park, Gen […]

Group photo of the RAF coningsby Station gun Club with their current awards, pictured infront of a 29(R) Sqn Aircraft. 
L-R Sgt Bollado, CT Fitzsimons, Sgt Botley, Cpl Watson, SAC Coates, SAC Airey

RAF Group Operational Shooting Competition 2016

The RAF Coningsby Combat Shooting Team made up of all ranks and trades, took a full team of 9 personnel from the station to take part in the Group Operational Shooting Competition (GpOSC), which is held over a week every […]

Air Marshal Sir Christopher Harper KBE MA CMgr RAF visited RAF Coningsby on 14th July 2016 in order to commemorate the centenary of No.41 Squadron in his capacity as former Officer Commanding No.41 Squadron and President of the No.41 Squadron association.

No.41 Squadron was formed at Gosport on 14th July 1916. To mark the event 41 Squadron paraded the standard on 29 Squdrons pan infront of a ainted 41 Squadron Typhoon aircraft and a Tornado aircraft.

Photo By:- SAC Megan Woodhouse(RAF)

For further information contact RAF Coningsby Photographic Section:

Photographic Section
RAF Coningsby
Tel: 01526 347386

41(R) TES at 100

On 14th July 2016, Number 41(Reserve) Test and Evaluation Squadron celebrated one hundred years of history.   Formed on 14 July 1916, Number 41 Squadron was based at the airfield of St Omer in northern France. The airfield is not […]

Today, 9 June 16, Typhoon pilot Flight Lieutenant Richard 'Killa' Watts achieved the incredible feat of reaching his 2000th hour on type.
After reaching his 2000th hour, Flt Lt Watts landed at RAF Coningsby to be greeted by the Fire Section creating an arch of water on the taxi way in front of Flt Lt Watts' Typhoon.
After parking GiNa (Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary themed Typhoon) back at 29 Squadron, Flt Lt Watts was welcomed back to ground by pilots and friends from across the Station. Flt Lt Watts was awarded his Typhoon 2000+ Hour shoulder patch (Designed by Flt Lt Parkinson) which was presented by Air Commodore Duguid.

Photo By:- SAC Jack Welson(RAF)

For further information contact RAF Coningsby Photographic Section:

Photographic Section
RAF Coningsby
Tel: 01526 347386

29 (R) SQN Killa’s 2000 Hours in a Tycoon

Flight Lieutenant Rich ‘Killa’ Watts from 29(R) Sqn has become the first pilot in the world to reach 2,000 flying hours on the Eurofighter Typhoon. Killa, 55, achieved this milestone event on a training sortie in a Typhoon from 29 […]

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Updates for 3 (F) SQN

The early summer months have been an exciting time for 3(F) Sqn, with new faces, new challenges and a renewed enthusiasm for what’s ahead. Memories of recent high end training detachments such as Red Flag remain and it is the […]

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Coningsby at 75

Our means of attack are the numerous aircraft designed before the war and the new types being developed to fight the Luftwaffe, disrupt the German war effort and reduce the output of German industry. These aircraft required a whole network […]

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