Welcome to RAF Lossiemouth

Home Page Header
RAF Lossiemouth Station Badge Gp Capt Godfrey

Station Commander RAF Lossiemouth:

Group Captain Paul Godfrey, OBE MA 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

7 August 2016 – Lossiemouth Raft Race

Raft Race

11 May 2016

RAF Lossiemouth Raft Race

Read full article

Success for RAF Lossiemouth Apprentices at the RAF Apprentice of the Year Awards Ceremony

LOS Apprentice Header

31 March 2016

The RAF Apprenticeship scheme and its apprentices are celebrating nearly 100 years of history, tradition and excellence by delivering specialist ground crew capable of supporting today’s expeditionary Royal Air Force.

Read full article

Text size: