Moray’s Knight of the London Marathon set to sparkle

A MORAY BASED RAF Reservist will be looking to recapture the spirit of bravery of a Scottish Knight of old when he takes to the streets of London this weekend. Andy McMahon, a Lance Corporal with 2622 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth, will take part in the London Marathon carrying not only the hopes of the … Read more

Moray airmen play a vital training role in Nigeria

KNOWLEDGE AND TACTICS developed by the men and women of Lossiemouth-based 5 Protection Wing of the RAF Regiment are being used in the fight against Boko Haram. Personnel from Moray have recently returned from a second deployment during which they were training their counterparts in the Nigerian Air Force Regiment, who are involved in operations … Read more

Piper Ryan takes a top Cadet honour

A BRIGHT FUTURE seems assured for a Moray ATC cadet sergeant after he was presented with a major award this week. Ryan Johnston is a long serving member of 423(Elgin) Squadron – and while that in itself might be enough for any young man, Ryan is also a piper with 2622(Highland) Squadron, who recently emerged … Read more

Moray base is spick-and-span for annual inspection

IT WAS ALL hands to the pumps this week for RAF Lossiemouth personnel as the Moray base underwent their annual Air Officer Commanding inspection. Air Vice-Marshall Gary Waterfall was accompanied around the base by Dean Appleby, who is the No. 1 Group Warrant Officer. As Air Officer Commanding No. 1 Group, AVM Waterfall controls all … Read more

Teacher to defender – RAF and Army part-timers in joint exercise

MORAY RESERVE FORCES from the Army and RAF Regiment tested their skills against each other over a weekend joint exercise. The exercise involved both 2622(Highland) Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth and troops from 7 Scots Regiment who are based in Elgin. To add a touch of realism to the occasion Chinooks from 27 Squadron from RAF … Read more

Gunners old and new swap notes at Lossie base

OLD ACQUAINTANCE’S WERE rekindled this week when former members of RAF Lossiemouth’s 2622 (Highland) Squadron attended a reunion at the Moray base. Veterans from the RAF Regiment Reserves unit mingled with those still serving at an event organised by the Squadron’s CO, Squadron Leader Andy Liggat, with guests including former CO, Wing Commander Caddick and … Read more