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Vale Tornado

By psmiddy, Apr 1 2019 01:45PM

Sorry, been a bit quiet. There will be another review published early next week. In the meantime one cannot let pass the retirement of the Tornado without comment. This morning RAF Marham's two Tornado squadrons stood down, thus marking the very final end of this type's service in the UK. And it has done some very hard work, probably more combat hours than any post WW2 type. The UK has certainly had good use from its airframes. Moot point whether it was as tireless a workhorse as the Canberra. Well done all in the Tornado Force.

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