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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


Milestone Hours Teaser

16 September 2014

XV(Reserve) Squadron saw significant milestones reached for two of their air crew recently. Flight Lieutenant Stuart Alexander reached 2000 flying hours and Flight Lieutenant Chris Straddling reached an amazing 5000 flying hours.

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Typhoon aircraft relocate to RAF Lossiemouth

1sqn arrival Teaser

10 September 2014

Number 1 (Fighter) Squadron marks relocation with a special 8-ship formation in the shape of a number 1.

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