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Raf Waddington is a Royal Air Force station located close to Lincoln in Lincolnshire.

In 1995 RAF Waddington held its first international air show when RAF Finningley, located at Doncaster, was closed. It has became the largest airshow held by the RAF and is held on the first weekend in July with representatives from around the world. The show helps to raise public awareness of the RAF and its role today. Most of the proceeds from the events go to two service charities, the RAF Benevolent fund and the RAF Association.

In 2010 the airshow celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 35 years of Airborne Early Warning and 90 years since the first ever airshow at RAF Hendon. The flying display included the Vulcan XH558, the Turkish Stars, the Czech Saab JAS 39 Gripen and a display from the Alca L-159.

In 2011 the theme of the airshow was Air Power - Past Present and Future. An audio visual display in the main hanger helped to bring this message across. The flying display included the USAF Display Team, The Thunderbirds, the Red Arrows, Team Viper, Belgian F16 solo, Avro Vulcan XH558 and the Royal Jordanian Falcons.

In 2012 the airshow celebrated 100 years of the Central Flying School. 210 aircraft were on display and 20 countries took park. The Republic of Korea's Black Eagles took part in the air display.

In 2013 the airshow celebrated the 95th Anniversary of the Royal Air Force and the 70th year since the historic raid of the Dambusters. The flying display included the Avro VulcanXH558 and the Red Arrows.