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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

FUEL BEHIND THE FLYING ON EXERCISE JOINT WARRIOR

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17 April 2015

When RAF Lossiemouth takes part in a major exercise the increase in flying is easily noticed, but the work of other Station personnel supporting the event might not be quite so obvious

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RAF LOSSIEMOUTH INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION

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31 March 2015

Local school children recently had a once in a lifetime chance to see behind the scenes at the Royal Air Force’s premier fast jet airbase: RAF Lossiemouth.

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