RAF Lossie memories wanted

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RAF Lossiemouth plans to produce an anniversary magazine to celebrate its 80th anniversary in 2019. Ex-Station personnel are being asked to get in touch with their recollections of working on the Moray air base.

The 80th anniversary magazine will remember the varied history of the base, how the Station has developed into the modern fast jet base it is now, and look forward to the exciting future that beckons.  To this end the editors are asking anyone who has memories of events or stories of RAF Lossiemouth, or HMS Fulmar, to get in touch with them.  Any submissions will be considered for the anniversary magazine, but everything will be retained in the Station Heritage Facility to consolidate the extensive collection there.

Sgt John Baxter is collating content for the anniversary magazine and is keen to get personnel recollections of Service personnel from across the Station’s entire 80 years, he said: “We’d like to hear from anyone with memories of working at the base over the past 8 decades, especially from the Naval years and in the more recent past.  If you have any mementos, pictures, or records we’d really like to see them and consider them for inclusion in the magazine.  We will return any items where necessary.

“The base has had a varied history and we want to reflect that in the magazine and in the Heritage Facility on site.  We’ll have the anniversary magazine finished in time for the Station’s official anniversary on 1 May, so we ask that people get in touch with us before the end of March.”

Contributors can get in touch with John by email on los-heritagefacility@mod.gov.uk or write to: Sgt Baxter, SHQ, RAF Lossiemouth, IV31 6SD