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RAF Lossiemouth Station Badge Gp Capt Chappell

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


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26 September 2014

The first live test for the Quick Reaction Alert (Interceptor) North based at RAF Lossiemouth was successfully completed recently with the launch of Typhoon jets to identify unknown aircraft flying in international airspace.

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WWII Gong for 6 Squadron

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26 September 2014

Mr Geoff Hillier and his wife Rosemary, recently visited RAF Lossiemouth’s 6 Squadron to present them with a gong that was part of the Squadron’s WWII history. Mr Hillier’s uncle was Flight Lieutenant Philip ‘Pip’ Hillier DFC who had played a major role in the Squadron’s actions in North Africa between 1938 and 1942.

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