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Station Commander RAF Lossiemouth

Group Captain Mark Chappell ADC RAF

RAF Lossiemouth Mission Statement

Deliver QRA(I)N and prepare for global operations

RAF Lossiemouth is in another significant period of change in its history. The Station remains an important fast jet main operating base within the Royal Air Force, with both Tornado and Typhoon squadrons to be based here from mid-2014.

RAF Lossiemouth remains the home to the Tornado GR4 Operational Conversion Unit, XV (Reserve) Squadron, who train all Pilots and Weapons Systems Operators to operate the Tornado GR4. During the summer of 2014 two Typhoon squadrons, 6 Squadron and 1 (Fighter) Squadron, relocated to RAF Lossiemouth. As part of these latest moves, the Station assumed Quick Reaction Alert (Interceptor) North (QRA(I)N) duties from September. RAF Lossiemouth is now primarily responsible for maintaining QRA(I)N, providing crews and aircraft at high states of readiness 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to police UK airspace and to intercept unidentified aircraft.

Lodger units at RAF Lossiemouth include D Flight, 202 Squadron operating the Sea King helicopter in the search and rescue role and No 5 Force Protection Wing of the RAF Regiment. 5 Force Protection Wing includes a regular field squadron, 51 Squadron RAF Regiment, and a reserve squadron, 2622 (Highland) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment.

Latest News

Flag Officer Sea Training Visits RAF Lossiemouth for Exercise Joint Warrior

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17 October 2014

As Exercise Joint Warrior begins its second week, RAF Lossiemouth was visited on the 13 October by Rear Admiral Ben Key, Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST), Commodore Toby Williamson RN, Commander Operational Training (COMOT) and Air Vice Marshal Gary Waterfall RAF, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) No. 1 Group.

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Formal opening of the DACRE Regional Activity Centre at RAF Lossiemouth

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16 October 2014

On Tuesday 7th October 2014, Group Captain J P (Phil) Dacre MBE DL RAF Retd formally opened the new Air Cadet ‘DACRE’ Regional Activity Centre at RAF Lossiemouth.

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