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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 has entered another significant period of its history. The Station remains an important fast jet main operating base within the Royal Air Force, with both Tornado and Typhoon squadrons based here.

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. The Station’s third Typhoon squadron, II(Army Co-operation) Squadron relocated from RAF Marham in early 2015. As part of the changes, the Station assumed Quick Reaction Alert (Interceptor) North (QRA(I)N) duties from September 2014. 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 Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment.

Latest News

II(ARMY CO-OPERATION) SQUADRON RE-ROLE TO BECOME RAF LOSSIEMOUTH'S THIRD TYPHOON SQUADRON

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19 January 2015

RAF Marham hosted an historic event today with the re-role of II(Army Co-operation) Squadron to become the RAF's 5th front line Typhoon squadron and the reformation of 12(Bomber) Squadron as the continuation of the third front line Tornado squadron.

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‘OUT OF AREA’, NOT OUT OF MIND

OUT OF AREA NOT OUT OF MIND

15 December 2014

Over 100 Servicemen and women from RAF Lossiemouth will be deployed away from the Station and their loved ones this Christmas, but they have not been forgotten by their colleagues at the Moray air base.

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