RAF Lossiemouth

RAF Lossiemouth is one of the largest and busiest fast-jet stations in the Royal Air Force. It is known for its close proximity to flight training areas in Scotland and its favourable local flying conditions. It is now the only operational RAF station in Scotland and is one of two main operating bases for the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 in the UK.

The airfield opened in 1939 and was operated by the RAF predominately as part of Bomber Command until 1946 when it was handed over to the Fleet Air Arm and became known as RNAS Lossiemouth. The FAA used Lossiemouth as a training station until it was handed back to the RAF in September 1972, after which it has operated largely as fast-jet base.

T.G.Baker (Sound) was tasked with providing a design for a public address system within the Typhoon fighter jet hangars and offices. There was a requirement for local paging announcements from 2 local paging microphones and the facility to broadcast emergency announcements from the main base broadcast system.

Due to the size and reverberant nature of the hangar, we based our design upon an intelligent loudspeaker solution.

Intelligent loudspeaker products make it possible to control the vertical directivity pattern and aim the sound where you want it – at the listener. Going a step beyond today’s standard beam steering, Tannoy QFlex technology allows for full control of near field and far field coverage creating an asymmetric vertical beam contoured specifically to the application.

Rosyth Naval Dockyard

Rosyth Dockyard is a large naval dockyard on the Firth of Forth at Rosyth, Fife, Scotland. It is currently owned by Babcock Marine, which formerly undertook refitting of Royal Navy surface vessels and submarines. Before its privatisation in the 1990s, it was formally the Royal Naval Dockyard Rosyth. Its primary role is now as an integration site for the Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carriers.

Construction of the dockyard by civil engineers Easton, Gibb & Son commenced in 1909. At the time, the Royal Navy was strengthening its presence along the eastern seaboard of Great Britain due to a naval arms race with Germany.

T.G.Baker (Sound) was tasked with replacing the Nuclear Broadcast System control equipment which was nearing the end of its’ expected life cycle.

We provided a fully monitored Baldwin Boxall networked public address system. This includes touchscreen control for the paging microphones. This facility includes zone selection, emergency message activation, record message facility, message scheduler and fault indication/log.