RESIDENTS AROUND RAF Lossiemouth are being advised not to panic if they see emergency activity surrounding the Moray base today (Wednesday).
A major exercise is being conducted to test the abilities of the base to deal with a major accident – and that may mean a lot of noise from the airfield, while civilian emergency services will also be involved.
A spokesman for the Moray base said: “The aims of the exercise include testing and confirming RAF Lossiemouth’s ability to effectively deal with a major accident and to ensure personnel are aware of their responsibilities during any major incident.
“In addition, the exercise will ensure effective and robust co-ordination and operating procedures between RAF Lossiemouth and local emergency and response services – therefore local emergency and response services will be participating in the exercise.”
Emergency procedures are regularly tested at the Moray base and often involve a large number of emergency vehicles.