Tornado GR4s from RAF Marham in Norfolk have left Afghanistan and are heading back to the UK after more than five years of operations in the country.
The fast jets, from 31 Squadron based at RAF Marham flew out of Kandahar airfield early this morning having flown their final missions.
Aircrew and ground crew from the squadron have provided vital support to NATO efforts in the country since they took over from RAF Harriers in June 2009.
During its time in Afghanistan, the Tornado GR4 has provided vital information about enemy activity on the ground, using the Litening III and RAPTOR reconnaissance pods to spot potential hazards such as roadside bombs.
The jets have also provided close air support deterring enemy forces by flying low and fast over their location or striking important targets with precision when necessary to do so.
The Tornado remains the fast jet workhorse of the RAF and has performed superbly over many years in Afghanistan, supplying life saving intelligence and precision weapons in support of our mission there.
The whole Tornado force should be proud or their work and I pay tribute to their professionalism.
Air and ground crew will now make their way via RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, to RAF Marham where they will be welcomed home by friends and family.
Soldiers from The Royal Anglian Regiment will be honoured for their service in Afghanistan today.
Some soldiers from the second battalion, which recruits from East Anglia and the East Midlands, have only just returned home from Helmand.
They will be welcomed during a ceremony at Kendrew Barracks in Rutland later this morning.
Video has been released showing Tornado jets from RAF Marham in Norfolk foiling an attempt to bomb a security convoy in Afghanistan.
Pilots spotted insurgents attempting to plant a roadside bomb and flew low to scare them off.
You can watch the full operation, which lasted just over a minute, by clicking below
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Members of an army unit from Rock Barracks near Woodbridge in Suffolk are to be presented with Afghan campaign medals.
After the ceremony 12 (Nova Scotia) Headquarters and Support (Air Assault) Squadron will be mothballed.
The squadron is part of 23 Engineer Regiment.
It's an environment that recently defeated even veteran explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
But that won't deter a soldier from Norfolk who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. He's hoping to become the first double amputee to walk to the South Pole.
Duncan Slater will take part in a race in Antarctica later this year in aid of Prince Harry's charity, Walking With The Wounded.
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Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.
He landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and will now travel with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters.