RAF's XXIV Squadron deploys on Exercise Tartan Spirit

The operational conversion unit (OCU) of the RAF’s Air Mobility Command (AMC), No XXIV Squadron (No 24 Squadron), deployed on a training exercise at Glasgow-Prestwick International Airport, Scotland, between September 25 and October 1.

The exercise was titled Tartan Spirit and saw two Lockheed Martin C-130Js and one Airbus A400M deploy from their home station, RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, to operate from Prestwick. Establishing Prestwick as a Forward Operating Base (FOB) and West Freugh as an austere Deployed Operating Base (DOB), teams from No 2 Squadron RAF Regiment and 1 Air Mobility Wing set to work over the weekend of September 25 and began securing and operating from both locations straight away, while awaiting the arrival of the air assets from RAF Brize Norton. 

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