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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to make Scottish visit

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh will undertake an engagement at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland next week.

Arriving at Elgin Railway Station by Royal Train, the Royal Party will be met by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Lieutenant Colonel Grenville Johnston and will then travel, by car, to RAF Lossiemouth.

RAF Lossiemouth is the most northerly air defence station in the UK and is one of the RAF’s biggest bases.

This year, the Northern Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) force of Typhoon FGR4 relocated to the base, following the closure of RAF Leuchars.

Her Majesty will unveil a plaque new to purpose built Quick Reaction Alert facility to mark the assumption of these duties.

Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh will also meet members of Airplay. Funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, Airplay is a support programme for young people and their families who have relatives in the Royal Air Force.

A Tornado (from XV(R) Sqn) and two Typhoons (from No. 1 (Fighter) Squadron and No. 6 Squadron) will perform a flypast, flying in a northerly direction, to mark the Royal party’s departure from RAF Lossiemouth around mid-day.

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