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Glitz, Glamour… and Churchill: when the 1940s came to North Yorkshire

RAF Leeming Officers’ Mess Summer Ball by Flt Lt Jo Cartmell ‘At Last’…on Friday 17 September 2021, RAF Leeming Officers’ Mess opened its doors for the first formal large-scale event since the start of COVID restrictions some 18 months earlier. […]

607 SQN BATTLE OF BRITAIN SERVICE

19 SEPTEMBER, DURHAM A commemorative evensong service to mark the 81st Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, was held in Durham Cathedral, on 19 Sep 2021 at 15:30 Hrs. Civil dignitaries visited the Cathedral nave with the Museum of the […]

NEWS FROM THE MET OFFICE

Words by Lauren Hopkins Excalibur catches up with Lauren Hopkins from the Met Office, who has just returned from an overseas detachment to Gibraltar. “I have just returned to Leeming after an interesting 2.5 months working in Gibraltar (I promise […]

F3 TORNADO GIFT TO THE NORTH EAST OF ENGLAND PRESENTED AT NELSAM

(Above) The 607 personnel attending, including our HAC, The Countess Peel. The North East Land Sea and Air Museum (NELSAM) Sunderland, was the venue for an auspicious event to commemorate valued RAF service in the region. Mrs Susan Winfield OBE, […]

RAF Leeming FAMILIES DAY 2021

Due to the ongoing Global pandemic the 2020 event was cancelled so effectively, the 2021 event was 18 months in the making, and even then, it was still down to the wire… “Build it and they will come”… so I […]

Catching up with RAF LEEMING SADDLE CLUB

UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT: SAC Holly Croall – RAF Leeming Saddle Club Events Manager Holly has been an inspiration to us all. Joining the RAF Leeming Saddle Club in Jan 2019, Holly has racked up an impressive CV. She became Events […]

WW2 SHORT STIRLING BOMBER GEARBOX COMES TO REST AT RAF LEEMING

News from the RAF Leeming Historical Training Facility

HAPPY 80TH ANNIVERSARY TO RAF LEEMING!

To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of RAF Leeming, and to herald another magnificent 80 years, 4 riders and 2 support crew from RAF Leeming cycled between Morecambe and Bridlington between 19-22 July. This is the well-known coast-to-coast route ‘The Way […]

Exercise AGILE LIBERTY

It’s been an action-packed time at RAF Leeming recently, hosting the 493rd Fighter Squadron (FS) of the 48th Fighter Wing from RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk. The United States Air Force Squadron deployed to North Yorkshire with ten of its F-15C/D Eagles […]

The RAF Leeming Saddle Club are delighted to welcome a new ‘neighhhbour’…

The RAF Equitation Association (RAFEA) Chair, Sqn Ldr Haley Norris who has recently been posted to RAF Leeming to see out her Resettlement and continue as a dependent. Haley has long been involved in RAF Equitation; she competes in all […]

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