Happy 84th Birthday
Station Commander Gp Capt Holland joined the Station Warrant Officer Macdonald in the new Station History Rooms recently as the Station celebrated its 84th Birthday.
RAF Honington opened on 3 May 1937 as one of six operational airfields within Bomber Command and today we are the home of RAF Force Protection; responsible for protecting the Royal Air Force at home and abroad, and employing over 1,000 Service Personnel, Civil Servants and Contractors in the process. The History Rooms are currently under renovation with help from volunteers but a small sample of our photographic history is shown in the images from our days as a V-Bomber Base to supporting the Training of Buccaneer aircrew in the 70s and 80s.
The rooms will safely house and display all collected and donated historic artefacts in conjunction with the Station’s history which is invaluable and so important to us and our local community. Eventually the history of RAF Honington across all its 84 years will be on show and if you would like to get involved then please contact Flt Lt Payne on 1 FP Sqn or the Station Warrant Officer.