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Reunited at RAF Lossiemouth

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PAST and present members of RAF Lossiemouth’s 2622 (Highland) Squadron rekindled old alliances at a reunion last weekend.

Organised by Squadron Leader Andy Liggat, Officer Commanding 2622(H) Sqn Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment, guests included Honorary Air Commodore Major General Seymour Monro.

This was the first time that a reunion has taken place since the squadron was founded.

Former squadron Warrant Officer Hamish Simpson said: "Thirty six years after is formation, it is tremendous that the squadron is having its first official reunion."

The squadron is the most northerly Royal Auxiliary Air Force unit in the UK and was formed in 1979 to assist with the ground defence of the Moray airfield.

Initially personnel were recruited solely from the local area but recruiting now extends as far south as Edinburgh and Glasgow and to the north, east and west coasts of Scotland.

Uniquely, 2622 (Highland) is the only squadron in the RAF or RAuxAF to have its own pipes and drums.

In 2014 the pipe band won the Scottish, British, European and World Championships within their grade.

Squadron Leader Liggat said: "It was great to see so many of our ex-squadron members again and it is my intention that we make the reunion an annual event.

All reserve squadrons have a strong family-like bond and it is these links that develop the squadron’s ethos and history.

"After all, once a member of 2622 (Highland) Squadron, always a member of 2622 (Highland) Squadron."

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