Annual inspection time for fast-expanding Moray air base

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IT WAS ANNUAL INSPECTION time for personnel at RAF Lossiemouth when the Air Officer Commanding 1 Group visited the Moray base.

The annual formality is part and parcel of life in the RAF – but this year comes as the base is in the midst of its largest-ever expansion.

Air Vice Marshal Gerry Mayhew was accompanied by Air Commodore Ian Duguid, who is the Typhoon Force Commander, and Warrant Officer Lee Simpson, the No.1 Group Warrant Officer.

The Annual Formal Inspection covered all areas of the Station, including personnel and family welfare and simulated Typhoon training.

AVM Mayhew was given a brief on the progress of the development of the Moray Station as a joint fast jet and maritime patrol aircraft base on which the Typhoon force will be joined by an additional squadron alongside two squadrons of P-8A MPA aircraft.

AVM Mayhew was also the Presenting Officer at RAF Lossiemouth’s latest Honours & Awards ceremony, where both military and civilian personnel were presented with various commendations.