RAF Leeming and the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers
At the Court and Livery Dinner on 13th March 2018 the Master John Poulten was delighted to announce that after discussions, the Glass Sellers Company had added to its affiliation with the Royal Navy, HMS Artful an affiliation with the Royal Air Force, RAF Leeming and an appropriate move as the RAF is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2018.
As with HMS Artful, the Master awarded an engraved Glass Tankard (provided by the WGCS Charity) to the person chosen by RAF Leeming. He was delighted to hand the first recipient Flight Lt. Gemma Bean.
RAF Leeming is a Royal Air Force station located near Leeming, North Yorkshire, England. It was opened in 1940 and was jointly used by the RAF and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Between 1950 and 1991, it operated mostly as a training base with Quick Reaction Force (QRF) Tornado F3 fighters based there in the latter stages of the Cold War and into the early 21st century. Since 2006, it has become the home of the deployable RAF communications cadre (90 Signals Unit and a Mountain Rescue Team) It is also the home of the Northern Universities Air Squadron
With such a broad range of expertise and proximity to training areas at Spadeadam, Otterburn and Catterick, RAF Leeming is the preferred site for deployed exercises and detachments from UK and overseas units.
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Leeming.