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How to see RAF Tornado jets finale flypast

RAF Tornado jets will be in the Midlands this week to mark their retirement from service. It is part of a three-day finale flypast taking place across the country.

The aircraft will be flying on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with more planned routes to come.

Today's route will see the jets fly over the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire before heading to Stafford.

This part of the journey will involve flying above Leicestershire.

They will then fly over the Defence Electronics and Components Agency in Stafford and RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton.

The jets will be flying across the country. Credit: PA

The finale flypast will happen between 1.15pm and 1.30pm.

The jets will be travelling at a height of around 500ft at a speed of 360 knots (414mph).

The full list of bases of today's flypast is as follows:

  • 1315 – 1330 Kendrew Barracks (RAF Cottesmore) –National Memorial Arboretum – DECA Stafford – RAF Cosford
  • 1330 – 1345 RAF Shawbury – DECA Sealand
  • 1345 – 1400 RAF Valley
  • 1415 – 1430 BAES Warton – BAES Samlesbury
  • 1430 – 1445 RAF Spadeadam
  • 1445 – 1500 RAF Leeming – RAF Topcliffe – RAF Linton-On-Ouse
  • 1500 – 1515 RAF Waddington – RAF College Cranwell – RAF Coningsby
  • 1515 – 1535 RAF Donna Nook – RAF Holbeach – RAF Wyton