Three illegal immigrants who stowed away in a coach got quite a surprise when they found out they had ended up at RAF Waddington.
Officers from RAF Waddington were reportedly quick to detain the three men after they exited the vehicle at the base near Lincoln.
Waddington is the main operating base for airborne intelligence systems including the Sentinel R1, E-3D Sentry, Airseeker, Shadow R1 and the Reaper MQ9A RPAS.
The base is home to no less than 6 badged Royal Air Force squadrons, including both our ground based and flying squadrons.
The BBC reported that the men are aged between 22 and 27 and originally from Sudan.
A joint statement by the Royal Air Force and Lincolnshire Police said:
“On October 29, three civilian foreign nations were detained at RAF Waddington and handed to Lincolnshire Police.
These individuals are believed to have arrived on a coach returning RAF personnel from force development activity in France.”
Lincolnshire Police confirmed they had been detained and handed over to the Home Office immigration officials.