In 2001 a Families Fun Day was held on camp to raise funds for SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, a service charity). At the time Saxa was not an independent station – it was known as RRH Saxa Vord (RRH standing for Remote Radar Head) and RAF Buchan parented the Unit, providing most of the services. The number of personnel had been reducing since 1999 and by this time there were under 70 servicemen and women at Saxa Vord. The base didn’t become an independent command again until 2004.
It was rather gratifying to see that many of them, their families and a number of local folk turned out in what appears to have been rather poor weather and yet still have fun (Left click on photos to enlarge).