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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.

Additional units at RAF Lossiemouth include 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


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30 June 2015

Personnel from 51 Squadron RAF Regiment based at RAF Lossiemouth, have returned from participating in Exercise EAGER LION 15, a large-scale multinational exercise conducted throughout the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan during May 2015.

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21 May 2015

RAF Lossiemouth have been crowned the RAF Inter-Station Climbing Champions 2015, following the finale of the competition held in Sheffield on 6th May.

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