New accommodation blocks opened at RAF Coningsby

Station Commander Group Captain Jezz Attridge at the opening with Margaret Dickinson CON-OFFICIAL-20141114-1488
Station Commander Group Captain Jezz Attridge at the opening with Margaret Dickinson CON-OFFICIAL-20141114-1488
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RAF Coningsby has opened three new accommodation blocks, providing state of the art rooms for more than 230 personnel.

The three blocks of housing bear the names of personalities connected to Coningsby.

Mason Block is named after a World War One gunner who flew with XI Squadron, Corporal John Mason.

XI Squadron today fly Typhoons from RAF Coningsby.

Murphy Block bears the name of Corporal Brian Murphy, awarded a George Medal in 1957 for tackling a burning aircraft in one of the station hangars.

The Dickinson Annexe, for the use of Senior Non-Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers, remembers Mr Derrick Dickinson, a Sergeants Mess member for almost 50 years who passed away on this date last year.

Station Commander, Group Captain Jez Attridge, and Mrs Margaret Dickinson, the widow of Mr Dickinson, are pictured above unveiling a plaque at the opening.

Squadron Leader Nikki Duncan, Officer Commanding Station Services Squadron, said, “It’s all about enhancing the quality of life for those personnel based at RAF Coningsby. These new blocks are a fantastic facility.”