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Nine Tornado jets in 'final flypast' around RAF Marham

Planned route of passes by Tornado jets. Credit: RAF Marham

Nine Tornado jets will fly in formation around RAF Marham tomorrow (Thursday 28 February) to mark the aircraft's retirement.

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

A series of flypasts have been held around the country to mark the Tornado's 40 years of service in the RAF.

Wing Commander James Heeps has described tomorrow's planned display at RAF Marham.

If they need to use the runway in the opposite direction this route will be reversed.

  • Click below for flight details from Wing Commander James Heeps

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  • 1400 - Nine aircraft take off from Marham
  • 1515 - Flypast of RAF College Cranwell
  • 1520 - Return to Marham for a series of passes
The Tornado is being retired after 40 years' service. Credit: ITV News Anglia


A spokesperson from RAF Marham said: "We do not have any public viewing areas here at Marham and all of the land surrounding us is privately owned.

"The land owners at White Road and at the fence line opposite the entrance to White Road, just off the A1122 have kindly agreed to let people park and view from their land.

"Donations will be requested for the charity Moth in a China Shop on arrival, parking is at your own risk and you are to be aware that this is working farm land, please be respectful of the farm workers and their machinery."