Welcome to RAF Lossiemouth

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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, will relocate to RAF Lossiemouth. As part of these latest moves, the Station will also assume Quick Reaction Alert (Interceptor) North (QRA(I)N) duties from September this year. RAF Lossiemouth will then become 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.

The RAF Lossiemouth mission is to deliver QRA(I)N and prepare for global operations.

Latest News

ROYAL AIR FORCE’S DEPUTY COMMANDER CAPABILITY VISITS RAF LOSSIEMOUTH

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26 August 2014

Air Marshal Barry North, Deputy Commander Capability and Air Member for Personnel and Capability, visited RAF Lossiemouth yesterday to asses the changes and improvements made to the station in the past few months.

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NEW HAND CONTROLS ‘THE CAN OPENERS’

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26 August 2014

2014 continues to be a year of changes for 6 Squadron as their Officer Commanding, Wing Commander Mike Baulkwill, hands over control of the unit to Wing Commander Jim Walls.

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