612 (County of Aberdeen)
Station name: RAF Leuchars
Station address: St Andrews, Fife KY16 0JX
Motto: Vigilando custodimus (Latin meaning ‘We stand guard by vigilance’)
Mission: To provide the full range of medical support associated with basic and enhanced medical facilities and to deliver the highest clinical standards to ensure the well-being of the deployed military force or civilian population.
Get in touch: 0345 606 9069
More about this squadron
612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron is a specialised Medical Reserves unit, tasked with providing support to the armed forces in conflict or war, and peacetime medical support to civilian populations in the event of a major disaster. Formed in 1997, the unit is based at RAF Leuchars, in Fife.
Roles and specialist skills
Most of the squadron’s roles are open only to qualified medical staff, who might typically be seeking a new personal and professional challenge. Members’ existing skills are typically adapted to service needs in variety of ways. GPs and nurses give medical advice and manage sick and injured personnel. Paramedics provide first-line care to combat casualties – typically in helicopter-borne teams – while surgeons and anaesthetists provide follow-up treatment. Dentists are often employed in deployed operating bases.
Reservists from 612 Squadron have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan at a steady rate since operations began, providing life-saving care in often very demanding situations. Others have been deployed to Cyprus and elsewhere over the same period.