Join one of the largest & busiest flying stations in the RAF
RAF Lossiemouth is a great place to live, to work and to stay!
People worry about accepting a tour here but once they arrive, they never want to leave! Why? Well it’s quite simple… from a growing and diverse workplace to a superb quality of life in a region that values and welcomes the Armed Forces.
The unique experience that RAF Lossiemouth can offer you is second to none.
These videos along with our interactive map let you explore life at Lossie answering any questions you may have and if you are already thinking of joining Team Lossie, they give you a peek into your future! Enjoy!
Watch what Lossie has to offer & hear from Luke
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RAF Lossiemouth is the home of the Royal Air Force’s maritime patrol force and quick reaction alert (QRA) north. The UK’s frontline intercept capability, securing the skies and seas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The station employs over 3000 whole force personnel – which will be growing with the introduction of the E-7 Wedgetail – and offers exciting careers in defence. It is one of the largest and busiest flying stations in the Royal Air Force.
These videos provide a chance for you and your family to explore all the Lossie has to offer and answer any questions you may have.
RAF Lossiemouth, its a great place to live, work and stay.
Video Transcript – Luke Arpino, SAC(T) talks about why he changed his mind on life at Lossiemouth
“I’m Luke Arpino, stationed at RAF Lossiemouth. I didn’t want to come to RAF Lossiemouth. I put it as a negative choice when I left RAF St Athen, my phase 2 training. I believed that it was too far from home, far from friends, far from everything I knew. I believed that it was in the middle of nowhere, however that’s not true. There’s tonnes to do up here and I really enjoy it. These videos are a chance for you to see what Lossie has to offer.
First impressions were that it was a really nice camp. Good social, and plenty of activity, and there’s a good coastal route down the road that’s fantastic, I really use that a lot. Transport back down south is actually really easy and you get days back for travel.
What I love about life at Lossie is the social aspect. There’s plenty of people here. There’s plenty of pubs and restaurants. I can do all my hobbies and interests up here, such as Cricket, Football and Gliding. Looking back I wish I didn’t put it as a negative choice, and just gone head first into it. I wish I’d had the chance to see what Lossie was like. There are plenty of opportunities up here. Start a new chapter of your life!”
Explore RAF Lossiemouth
Use the interactive map below to discover the facilities and capabilities on-site at RAF Lossiemouth, and those available to you in the local area.
Use the yellow icons to find out more – don’t forget to watch the videos too!
Explore our interactive map to learn more about living and working at Lossie! Click on the yellow areas to find out more!
There is no denying RAF Lossiemouth is a long way north but it most certainly isn’t isolated or remote with daily flights across the UK from nearby airports and great rail connections. We also have some of the UK’s most unspoilt locations within a short drive so your free time can be spent exploring the Highlands and Islands in on our two Station camper vans.
Your adventure starts here!
Paddle boarding in the morning then skiing in the afternoon, our unique location means there is unrivalled access to sports, outdoor pursuits & adventurous training at Lossie!
With 4 combat air Squadrons, a growing ISTAR fleet, support for international exercises and operations, Ops Wing sit at the very heart of #TeamLossie success story
Engineering and Logistics Wing
The largest wing within #TeamLossie & absolutely pivotal to our operational success, ELW has over 800 people working together to ensure the aircraft, the equipment, fuels and people to be in the right place at the right time.
Base Support Wing
A busy and diverse and wing that brings together a wide range of skills, expertise & experience, Base Support Wing are unseen & often unsung heroes within #TeamLossie!
5 Force Protection Wing
Responsible for all security & ground combat activities including 3 Reserve units, 5 Force Protection Wing is home to both RAF Police & RAF Regiment personnel.
The newest arrivals to #TeamLossie, our submarine hunting P8 Squadrons operate from a purpose-built £1M building & on the most advanced systems in the RAF. 8 Squadron will move here when the new E7 Wedgetail arrives in the UK.
Explore what it means to be part of the RAF’s maritime patrol capability playing a vital role in the defence of the UK on the most advanced systems!
Single Living Accommodation
Where you live on base is important – this is your home so we work hard to make it the very best it can be.
Support For Families
We recognise you may be further away from your extended family so we work extra hard & have invested heavily in the supports we offer. #TeamLossie is one big community that really looks after each other.
Service Families Accommodation
With numerous ‘patches’ in Lossie, Elgin and nearby Kinloss there is plenty of choice and there is no secret – our families accommodation are some of the best in the UK.
Your Own Home
The RAF salary goes a long way in Moray so if you want to buy your own place, you will be surpised at what you could buy & many firms offer a MOD discount on new builds.
Local Employment Opportunities
Moray has a diverse and growing economy that often struggles to recruit so arriving RAF families are welcome additions to the local talent pool. There are no closed doors and some great opportunities in highly technical, skilled and managerial positions, and there is a massive entrepreneurial spirit with loads of support if you want to run your own business!
Children & Schooling
OK! we admit it – education and childcare in Scotland is different to the rest of the UK but not as different as you might think plus local schools are great at helping Armed Forces children settle in. There are also great employment opportunities for teaching staffs who come to Moray with their serving partner.
Life on a Typhoon Squadron
Home to 4 frontline Typhoon Squadrons, #TeamLossie delivers 24/7 QRA activities & deploys worldwide in support of UK & NATO Defence tasks.
RAF Lossiemouth has all the clubs & facilities you would expect from a large busy station plus a few surprises!
Introduction to #TeamLossie
RAF Lossiemouth is rapidly becoming the UK’s largest gathering of combat air power. Every role matters and contributes to securing the skies and protecting the seas 24/7.
Moray really does have something for everyone. Whether it’s enjoying the stunning local environment or trying out a cocktail or three at the local wine bar, the wider Moray area is a vibrant place to be, and the local weather may surprise you too! It’s not the frozen north you might expect!
Your career at RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Lossiemouth is growing and the range of roles available is impressive. There is always something new happening.
Because of our size and diversity of activity there are opportunities to move into different roles locally, whether you’re ready for something new or for promotion to be awarded without relocating home address.
For many it is now possible to spend most, if not all of your career right here on the beautiful Moray coast, being part of the success story that is Team Lossie.
The RAF Lossiemouth experience is more than a job, it’s a way of life!
RAF Lossiemouth is a great place to work and offers challenging roles and opportunities for promotion. But life at Lossie is so much more than just a job.
You’ll be joining a wider community and enjoying a lifestyle and quality of life we think is unsurpassed to anywhere else.
It’s no secret that we have the enviable reputation for being the station most people want to remain at. Many choose to put down their roots and make Moray their permanent home. Why? It’s a combination of great location, superb facilities and the very warm welcome the Moray region offers to the Armed Forces.
There really is something for everyone.
Take the next step…
If you like what you’ve read about the RAF Lossiemouth experience why not express your interest in accepting an assignment here.
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