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Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:41 pm

Monday 14th January 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076

Tuesday 15th January 2019

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Sqn Tornado Retirement Scheme
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA613/075

Wednesday 16th January 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Sqn Tornado Retirement Scheme
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA613/075

Thursday 17th January 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG771/133 - Currently 100th Anniversary of RAF Marham Special Tail

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by CHINOOKER » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:15 pm

Shader airframes ZA601 and ZD848 been showing active today.....anyone know if all these aircraft will return to UK "en-mass" or in dribs and drabs etc

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by slogen51 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 pm

They might even leave one preserved?

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Blue Diamond » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:55 am

CHINOOKER wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Shader airframes ZA601 and ZD848 been showing active today.....anyone know if all these aircraft will return to UK "en-mass" or in dribs and drabs etc
I'll settle for them all returning on this coming Wednesday. :)
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:49 pm

Monday 21st January 2019

Nil

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG771/133 - Currently 100th Anniversary of RAF Marham Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA613/075
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA449/020

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129 - Currently Camouflage Scheme for Tornado Retirement
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Monster 3 [31 Sqn] as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Monster 4 [31 Sqn] as Tornado GR4 ZA449/020

Thursday 24th January 2019

Nil

Friday 25th January 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129 - Currently Camouflage Scheme for Tornado Retirement

Monday 28th January 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA449/020

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG771/133 - Currently 100th Anniversary of RAF Marham Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045

Wednesday 30th January 2019

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA449/020
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076

Thursday 31st January 2019

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail

Friday 1st February 2019

Nil

Marham callsigns DELIBERATELY left blank

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:34 pm

Monday 4th February 2019

Ascot 9521 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA463/028 - Returning from Akrotiri
Ascot 9522 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG791/137
Ascot 9523 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA597/063
Ascot 9524 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD848/109
Ascot 9525 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Ascot 9526 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066 - Returning from Akrotiri
Ascot 9527 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Ascot 9528 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055

Wednesday 6th February 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail

Thursday 7th February 2019

Nil

Friday 8th February 2019

Nil

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:38 pm

Monday 11th February 2019

Batman 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Batman 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA613/075

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066
Tornado 1 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD848/109
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG791/137

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG771/133 - Currently 100th Anniversary of RAF Marham Special Tail

Thursday 14th February 2019

Tirpitz 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Tirpitz 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035

Friday 15th February 2019

Nil

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:51 pm

ZA449 ‘020’ withdrawn from use at RAF Marham. No information yet on what the fate of the aircraft is.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:55 am

Monday 18th February 2019

Monster 1 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA463/028
Monster 2 [31 Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035

Tuesday 19th February 2019

Tornado 1 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 2 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Tornado 3 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Tornado 4 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055
Tornado 5 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066


Wednesday 20th February 2019

Tornado 1 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 2 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Tornado 3 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055
Tornado 4 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066

Thursday 21st February 2019

Tornado 1 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129 - Currently Camo Scheme Tornado Farewell Jet
Tornado 2 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 3 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 4 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092


Friday 22nd February 2019

Tornado 11 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA613/075
Tornado 12 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Tornado 13 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 14 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Tornado 15 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Sled Driver » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:34 pm

So glad I got to see Monster 1 and 2 on Monday - the gamble paid off! Wife saw them 1st, she had the camcorder I had the camera ready!!!
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:18 pm

Monday 25th February 2019

Nil

Tuesday 26th February 2019

Tornado 21 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Tornado 22 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055
Tornado 23 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Tornado 24 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA613/075
Tornado 25 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA614/076

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Nil

Thursday 28th February 2019

Tornado 91 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG752/129 - Currently Camo Scheme Tornado Farewell Jet
Tornado 92 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092
Tornado 93 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055
Tornado 94 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 95 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Tornado 96 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA542/035
Tornado 97 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG771/133 - Currently 100th Anniversary of RAF Marham Special Tail
Tornado 98 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG791/137
Tornado 99 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066
Tornado 21 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD848/109
Tornado 22 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA463/028

Friday 1st March 2019

Nil

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by StevenNFFC » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:20 pm

Monday 4th March 2019

Nil

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Fang 1 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZA601/066
Fang 2 [IX(B) Sqn] showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA553/045
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZA587/055

Thursday 7th March 2019

Tornado 1 showed as Tornado GR4 ZD716/084 - Currently 31 Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Tornado 2 showed as Tornado GR4 ZG775/134 - Currently IX(B) Squadron Tornado Farewell Special Tail
Marham ** showed as Tornado GR4 ZD744/092


Friday 8th March 2019

Nil

Thursday 14th March 2019

Marham 74 showed as Tornado GR4 ZA463/028 - Final Tornado Sortie in Royal Air Force service

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by F4JPhantomII » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:37 am

Not too sure if this is the correct place to post but ZA607 has survived and is now the gate guard at MoD Sealand. http://www.deeside.com/new-tornado-gate ... n-sealand/

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by markranger » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:43 am

Well done with the Log all and especially Steve for keeping it up to date. :thumb:
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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:58 pm

035 and 109 withdrawn and sent for disposal today.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by slogen51 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:43 pm

Just for the record ZG752 Marham 74 flew on 8 March 19 - penultimate RAF Tornado flight

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Dan214sqn » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:49 pm

What a thread ! fantastic work - I've found it very useful and naturally, gutted to see her go !

Well done all

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by DavidT » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:58 pm

Sad news that ZA542/035 is being 'disposed of'
Very first Tornado to be assigned to a true RAF unit when it was delivered to TWCU Honington on 29 June 1981.
Having survived right to the end I would have thought this aircraft was deserving of something more appropriate.

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by slogen51 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:26 am

I hope they keep the last RAF flight aircraft: ZA463 was also a Desert Storm jet.

https://www.dstorm.eu/pages/en/gb/tornado.html

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Re: Tornado GR4 Fleet General Info

Post by Integrale1 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:30 am

028 is not one of the aircraft that is down as being preserved sadly. It will be sent for disposal within the month.

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