In this exclusive ‘Farewell Tornado’ feature we hear from some of those who operated the aircraft and worked alongside it during its lengthy service career. These are – Tornado Tales. Images as credited.
The final farewell to the iconic Tornado aircraft and personnel that have served on her Squadrons took place yesterday at RAF Marham with the disbandment parade of the last two remaining squadrons IX(B) and 31 Squadron. Words and images courtesy of RAF Marham / Crown Copyright.
For this next part of our ‘Farewell Tornado’ series, we have compiled together some of the best available Tornado footage
With the Royal Air Force retiring its final Tornado aircraft this week, Gareth Stringer takes a look at the history behind this hugely successful platform, one that has provided the UK’s frontline strike capability for three decades. Images as credited.
To commence our ‘Farewell Tornado’ coverage, we recently re-published the first part of our Tornado GR.1 Gulf War series, which originally appeared on GAR in 2011. As promised, and just as it appeared on the site eight years ago, here is part two.
Some years ago the Fencecheck website published a guide to photographing aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base. Sadly Fencecheck is no more, so here at GAR we felt it was time to publish an up-to-date guide.
Re-published today as the opening article of our ‘Farewell Tornado’ coverage and exactly as it originally appeared on GAR on 07/02/2011, this is the first of two features on RAF Tornado operations during Gulf War 1.
Tuesday 27th November saw the latest iteration of Exercise Point Blank take place over eastern England and the North Sea. Point Blank is a recurring large force exercise, designed and hosted by the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force’s 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath. Its objective is to increase tactical efficiency of UK and US forces in the UK and Europe and is seen as a low cost alternative to exercises such as Red Flag at Nellis AFB, Nevada.
As warbirds go, the Stuka is one of the rarest. With two complete examples on display and none flying, it is one that many enthusiasts would love to see flying. FHCAM unveiled their restoration on November 10th and Rob Edgcumbe went along to take a look for GAR.