Tornado jets fly over namesake locomotive as part of final farewell

Three RAF Tornado jets flew over their namesake locomotive on the first of a three-day series of “finale flypasts” around the country to mark their retirement.

The aircraft flew above the famous Tornado steam locomotive near Leeming Bar, in North Yorkshire, on Tuesday afternoon.

The jets, which have been in service since 1979 and first used in combat during the first Gulf War, will leave service at the end of March.

The Tornadoes are undertaking a tour of the UK that will overfly most RAF bases and other key sites associated with the…
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