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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

RAF LOSSIEMOUTH REMEMBERS ITS DEPLOYED PERSONNEL AT CHRISTMAS

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11 December 2015

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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RECOGNITION FOR RAF LOSSIEMOUTH’S BALTIC MISSION PERSONNEL

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18 November 2015

Group Captain Mark Chappell, Station Commander at RAF Lossiemouth, recently presented operational keepsake medals to personnel who had deployed to Estonia earlier in the year

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