RAF Lossiemouth has announced a significant on-station exercise set to take place on Tuesday, 21 May.

The exercise is part of a series of mandated training sessions occurring from 20 to 24 May, aimed at testing the station’s response to various operational and emergency scenarios.

In a recent tweet, RAF Lossiemouth informed the public about the upcoming activities, urging them not to worry about any unusual activity observed during this period.

The exercises will involve personnel responding to simulated scenarios to evaluate their major incident preparedness.

Group Captain Jim Lee, Station Commander at RAF Lossiemouth, emphasised the importance of these exercises and was quoted in local media as saying.

“It is imperative that we regularly test our response to major incidents and flying accidents, which includes how we work with the emergency services and civilian authorities,” he said. He highlighted the necessity of strong collaboration with civilian authorities and emergency services, stating, “Our relationships are already strong, but to work more effectively together, we must exercise alongside each other.”

The training will take place both on the ground and in the skies and involve coordination with civilian authorities and emergency services.

Image Mark Harkin, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Lisa has a degree in Media & Communication from Glasgow Caledonian University and works with industry news, sifting through press releases in addition to moderating website comments.
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Jacko
Jacko (@guest_820202)
8 days ago

Cue Russian bombers inbound from the same reporter who done the frigate story😂

George Amery
George Amery (@guest_820213)
8 days ago

Hi folks hope all is well.
All good to see such events, and of course demonstrate the value of these exercises and inter services training.
Talking about the RAF. What on earth is this main stream media again doing down our military reporting the lack of aircraft to drop para’s for the D Day events.
I thought we had enough of the transport aircraft such as the Atlas is that correct?
Cheers
George

Fen Tiger
Fen Tiger (@guest_820222)
8 days ago
Reply to  George Amery

Another dispersal’ to Wick?

John
John (@guest_820247)
8 days ago
Reply to  George Amery

Trusting any media now is a very grey area. Most of it is bought and paid for, as are the politicians. This “story” probably is electoral and subliminal to outrage Daily Fail readers. I would rather see the BBMF Dak used to drop a few hardy paras. Yeah, not as big and loud but would have more meaning.

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_820289)
8 days ago
Reply to  George Amery

No. Its not. HMG in its wisdom got rid of 14 Hercs. Shapps then boasted about the RAFs capabilities being greater than at any point since WW2. Cobblers. Now, having said that, he’s now having to retweet on a lack of aircraft. He then twisted it saying “this is why I’m pressing for more funds.” Oh the irony. Now. On the one hand, with ongoing UKR and Middle East Ops, and eastern Europe exercises the RAF is committed, and rightly ops come before events like D Day. But also, as Jon said to me earlier, how it shows how stretched… Read more »

George Amery
George Amery (@guest_820306)
8 days ago

Hi Daniele,
Thanks as ever, what a shambles HMG have created. Not often we see something backfire on a grand scale as this!
Cheers
George

Daniele Mandelli
Daniele Mandelli (@guest_820307)
8 days ago
Reply to  George Amery

Cheers George.

Sooty
Sooty (@guest_820369)
7 days ago

Is this what we called a Mineval or Station Exercise in the 70s and 80s? A routine occurrence then.

Paul T
Paul T (@guest_820397)
7 days ago
Reply to  Sooty

Im not sure – i spent a very interesting week at RAF Wattisham in the early 80’s when a similar Exercise was taking place – from memory it was called TACEVAL.

Sooty
Sooty (@guest_820446)
7 days ago
Reply to  Paul T

Tacevals were called by NATO and involved external directing staff who created any number of challenging situations, and umpires to assess the station against NATO standards. They assessed everything. Minevals and Station Exercises were used to maintain standards and to ensure readiness for Taceval.

PaulW
PaulW (@guest_820619)
7 days ago
Reply to  Paul T

So it’s quite possible you saw me running around in an NBC suit. Wattisham was my first posting. Station exercise every three months, taceval once or twice a year (depending upon how bad the previous one was). Them waz the days. Haha.

Paul T
Paul T (@guest_820830)
6 days ago
Reply to  PaulW

Maybe yes – we were tasked to stage a protest at the main Gate which started off well,then things took a turn and said Gates were nearly rattled off of their Hinges – i think a threat of a Water Cannon was made that calmed things down 😼

PaulW
PaulW (@guest_820620)
7 days ago

So, given the current climate I hope that station exercises are being held on a regular basis now. Anything short of that would be very poor planning indeed.