Welcome to RAF Leuchars
Welcome to Royal Air Force Leuchars. The Station is primarily responsible for maintaining Quick Reaction Alert (Interceptor) North, providing crews and aircraft at high states of readiness 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to police UK airspace and to intercept unidentifed aircraft.
The Station is home to two Typhoon squadrons - 6 Squadron and 1(Fighter) Squadron - as well as No 6 Force Protection Wing Headquarters, 58 Squadron RAF Regiment, No 612 (County of Aberdeen) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force (the Air Transportable Surgical Squadron), 71 Engineer Regiment (Volunteers), the East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron and Number 12 Air Experience Flight.
Our personnel are engaged in operations and deployments in Afghanistan and the Falkland Islands. The excellent contribution of RAF Leuchars’ personnel, both at home and abroad, provides critical support to the delivery of the RAF’s operational tasks.
Air Commodore G M Mayhew, Air Officer Scotland & Station Commander RAF Leuchars