Announced today, that RAF Waddington was choosen as the next home base of the english demo team.
Following the announcement in July 2018 that RAF Scampton would close, it was announced today that RAF Waddington has been selected as the only viable alternative basing location for the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT) – the Red Arrows.
There will now be an assessment study to examine and cost the options before developing a business case for the eventual move.
The relocation will take place before RAF Scampton closes in late 2022.
An Operational Safety Assessment has now confirmed RAF Waddington is the only suitable alternative to RAF Scampton.
The airspace over RAF Scampton will be retained for the team’s training and display practice.