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Tornado final flypasts begin as warplane is retired

The Tornado aircraft is on a retirement flypast tour of Britain until 21 February. Photo:

Three days of final flypasts by the Tornado aircraft begin today to mark the retirement of the warplane after nearly 40 years service.

RAF Tornado jets returned home to the UK for the last time to RAF Marham in Norfolk on 5 February 2019.

The aircraft will go on a flypast tour of Britain until 21 February.

Tornado aircraft will go on a flypast tour of the UK. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Tornado has been in service since 1979 and was first used in combat during the first Gulf War.

The Tornado aircraft will go on a retirement flypast tour of Britain. Credit: RAF

Tornado Farewell Tour - Tuesday 19 February 2019

  • 1315-1330 hrs Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore
  • 1315-1330 hrs National Memorial Arboretum
  • 1315-1330 hrs SECA Stafford
  • 1315-1330 hrs RAF Cosford
  • 1330-1345 hrs RAF Shawbury
  • 1330-1345 hrs DECA Sealand
  • 1345-1400 hrs RAF Valley
  • 1415-1430 hrs BAES Warton
  • 1415-1430 hrs BAES Samlesbury
  • 1430-1445 hrs RAF Spadeadam
  • 1445-1500 hrs RAF Leeming
  • 1445-1500 hrs RAF Topcliffe
  • 1445-1500 hrs RAF Linton-on-Ouse
  • 1500-1515 hrs RAF Waddington
  • 1500-1515 hrs RAF Cranwell
  • 1500-1515 hrs RAF Coningsby
  • 1515-1535 hrs RAF Donna Nook
  • 1515-1535 hrs RAF Holbeach
The Tornado has been in service since 1979. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Tornado Farewell Tour - Wednesday 20 February 2019

  • 1300-1315 hrs RAF Honington
  • 1315-1330 hrs Imperial War Museum Duxford
  • 1315-1330 hrs Former RAE Bedford
  • 1315-1330 hrs Cranfield Airfield
  • 1315-1330 hrs RAF Halton
  • 1315-1330 hrs RAF High Wycombe
  • 1330-1345 hrs RAF Benson
  • 1330-1345 hrs HQ Land Forces, Andover
  • 1330-1345 hrs MOD Boscombe Down
  • 1400-1415 hrs RAF Pembrey
  • 1400-1415 hrs MOD St Athan
  • 1400-1415 hrs Cardiff Airport
  • 1415-1430 hrs Rolls Royce Filton
  • 1415-1430 hrs MOD Abbey Wood
  • 1415-1430 hrs MOD Shrivenham
  • 1415-1430 hrs RAF Brize Norton

Tornado Farewell Tour - Thursday 21 February 2019

  • 1115-1130 hrs Leuchars Station
  • 1130-1145 hrs RAF Tain
  • 1145-1200 RAF Lossiemouth
RAF Tornado jets returned home to the UK for the last time to RAF Marham in Norfolk on 5 February 2019. Credit: ITV News Anglia