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Lossiemouth to host more exercises starting with Apaches

An Apache helicopter
Image caption Six Apache helicopters are to be used on an exercise next month

An increased number of military exercises are to be staged from an air station in Moray, the RAF has said.

Among them will be training involving six Apache helicopters, which will fly out from RAF Lossiemouth and over the Highlands from 2-11 September.

The machines and crew taking part in Exercise Panthers Peak will be from 673 Sqd, Army Air Corps.

RAF Lossiemouth said other exercises to take place will include training for Typhoon fighter jet crews.

Panthers Peak is being run to help prepare pilots for flying in mountainous areas of Afghanistan.

The Army's 673 Sqd is a training squadron.

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