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RAF Lossiemouth marks the completion of its £100m Poseidon facility


By Alistair Whitfield

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Due to the pandemic RAF Lossiemouth has cancelled any official opening for its new £100million strategic facility.

The airbase instead posted a series of videos online today to mark the completion of the facility for its Poseidon submarine hunting aircraft.

The station's commander, Group Captain Chris Layden, said: "I'm thrilled that RAF Lossiemouth is in business as a next-generation maritime patrol and combat air station.

"It's an excited time. Me and my people are all really privileged to be serving at RAF Lossiemouth at a time like this."

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Designed and built by Boeing and the Elgin-based Robertson Group, more than 300 employees worked on the project during at its peak.

More than a million man-hours were spent constructing the 33,000 sq m facility. It can house three aircraft and includes all of the equipment and facilities needed to support the entire Poseidon operation.


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