Tornados left in service

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The 5 jets just returned are

ZA542 /035
ZA463 / 028
ZA597 / 063
ZD848 /109
ZG791 /137

Means the last 3 should be
ZA463/028
ZA587/055
ZD744/092
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It appears another GR4T has been withdrawn so just two left. Waiting for confirmation on other possible withdrawals too :sad:
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End of a era, the final 3 have returned from deployment :sad:

Around 38 days left
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Are both 9 and 31 sqns still operational?

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[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCA5kX_Evo8[/youtube]

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Terrific video.
I didn't realise the Tornado had a handbrake. (1:50 in to the video)

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Tornado bows out

https://www.facebook.com/aerospaceanaly ... __tn__=K-R

This may be of interest, perhaps? It includes details of the pair used on the last op mission, etc.

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Just posted on FC, ZA449/ 020 has been withdrawn

Down to 15
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138EAW wrote:Just posted on FC, ZA449/ 020 has been withdrawn

Down to 15

Crikey, not making that 9 ship next week any easier.... :shock:
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Sadly, according to a couple of mates who were at the enthusiast day, ZG752/ 129 - Camo scheme flew for the last time today
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Someone there today told me the opposite - it is due to fly the disbandment parade next Thursday...?
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Will ask when I get the chance but it was also mentioned, only one more flight left for the whole fleet.
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The rumour I heard on the fenceline last week was only one jet to fly the disbandment parade, and it was the 9 Sqn tail alongside 9 Sqn Typhoons? But then I heard about the camo jet today. All very confusing.
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[tweet]https://twitter.com/StnCdrRAFMarham/status/1104038997259706368[/tweet]
1 more tornado flight by the look of it next Thursday!
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LN Strike Eagle wrote:The rumour I heard on the fenceline last week was only one jet to fly the disbandment parade, and it was the 9 Sqn tail alongside 9 Sqn Typhoons? But then I heard about the camo jet today. All very confusing.


We were told by the pilot on Friday it wasn't the camo jet for the disbandment parade
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