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Phantom returns to Suffolk airbase

Phanton XT914 returns to Wattisham Credit: Ministry of Defence

A Phantom warplane has returned to a Suffolk airbase 20 years after the last aircraft thundered down the runway.

XT914 was one of the last RAF planes to be based at Wattisham before the station was handed over to the Army in 1993.

The aircraft had stood as a gate guardian at RAF Brampton in Cambridgeshrie but with the station’s closure in 2013 it has returned to Wattisham for refurbishment.

Once it's been restored it will go on display at the Wattisham Heritage Museum.