Around 400 anti-war protesters descended on an RAF base today to protest the use of "barbaric" armed drones from UK soil in Afghanistan.
A Vulcan bomber will take off on a 3-hour flight this weekend to mark its 60th anniversary.
Thousands of visitors visited the Victory Show 2012 this weekend to soak up some 1940's nostalgia.
RAF Waddington is to see a £35.4 million investment in its runway - the first major upgrade at the Lincolnshire airfield since the 1960s.
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) say they intend to create a state-of-the-art infrastructure at the airfield to support the armed forces as they prepare for operations. The existing 9,000 foot runway has reached the end of its lifespan. Station Commander Group Captain Rich Barrow said:
"For RAF Waddington to continue to deliver on its mission to generate world class expeditionary surveillance and intelligence capabilities, the runway infrastructure must be modified to support our aircraft, and our highly qualified pilots and ground staff."
Alongside airfield design improvements, the work will help the base, which is the home of the ‘eyes and ears’ of the UK’s armed forces, to continue to provide vital surveillance and reconnaissance in support of military operations.
This project will use new ‘greener’ construction practices, which DIO experts identified and adopted during a major rebuild of the southern taxiway at RAF Marham in Norfolk three years ago. Some 100,000 tonnes of materials will be excavated and recycled on site.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the RAF Waddington International Air Show this weekend. The purpose of the event is to increase the public's knowledge and understanding of the RAF and its role.
The spectacular 7-hour flying display features the Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and abroad. Ground displays include two exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, and much more.
More than 125,000 visitors are expected at the RAF Waddington International Air Show this weekend.
The two-day event includes a seven-hour show featuring the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The air show is currently in its nineteenth year.
Organisers of the Waddington airshow in Lincolnshire say security is tight ahead of the two day event which begins tomorrow.
Plenty of planes and helicopters have been arriving at the base this afternoon, which is expected to be particularly popular this year as a result of the predicted hot weather.
More aircraft are expected to descend on Lincoln today ahead of this year's RAF Waddington International Air Show. The event opens to the public this weekend and if previous years are anything to go by, will be attended by around 125,000 people.
More than 200 protesters have marched to an air base in Lincolnshire to show their opposition to the use of unmanned drones in Afghanistan.
The remote-controlled aircrafts are being operated by pilots based in the UK for the first time.
Around 400 people have marched from link to RAF Waddington against a new fleet of armed drones being based in the UK for the first time.
The drones, which were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada, are used to support ground troops in Afghanistan.
Chris Nineham, from the Stop the War Coalition, believes armed drones are fundamentally wrong, and he will campaign until the technology is banned.