First RAF P-8A Poseidon Arrives in the UK

Royal Air Force P-8A Poseidon MRA.1 ZP801 arrives at Kinloss Barracks on February 04, 2020 (Mike Crutch)

The first Royal Air Force Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA.1 arrived at Kinloss Barracks in Moray on February 04, 2020. ZP801 'Pride of Moray' flew direct from NAS Jacksonville where it had been flying since delivery in October 2019. Before landing the aircraft performed a flypast with two RAF Lossiemouth based Typhoon FGR.4s - ZK334 and ZK349.

P-8A Poseidon MRA.1 ZP801 arrived at Kinloss Barracks on February 04, 2020 accompanied by two Lossiemouth Typhoons (Mike Crutch)


In total nine P-8As will be operated by 120 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth with the first two aircraft initially being delivered to Kinloss due to runway resurfacing work at Lossiemouth. They are expected to be at the former RAF Kinloss until October 2020.

ZP801 is accompanied by two Lossiemouth based Typhoons prior to landing (Royal Air Force Photograph)

P-8A Poseidon MRA.1 ZP801 lands at Kinloss Barracks on February 04, 2020 (Royal Air Force Photograph)