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Tornado final weeks info

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Tornado final weeks info

Post by Gary » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:46 pm

This week Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham have taken to the skies across the UK to say farewell to places of significance throughout the history of Tornado. Engineering personnel from across IX(B) Sqn and 31 Sqn, supported by members of the Whole Force at RAF Marham ensured that three aircraft were serviceable for these sorties each day. We would like to thank the public for turning up in your thousands at locations across the country to say your own farewell.

We have a few more weeks of flying ahead before the official retirement date. We will now be looking ahead to next Thursday, 28th February, when we plan to fly up to 9 Tornados over RAF Marham and RAFC Cranwell. The last planned flight of a Tornado will take place on 14th March at the Disbandment Parade of IX(B) Sqn and 31 Sqn. Further details will be issued on our social media pages at a later date.

Thanks again to you all, the support we have received over the last two weeks has been incredible #FarewellTornado #FINale #ThanksTonka
21 days left :'( to see the mighty fin

Can we post all post UK tour info in this thread, saves people having to go through 15 pages of the flypast thread to find any information

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by bizfreeq » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:03 am

Hi Gary
Not quite sure what this thread is for? You say ''post all post UK tour info in this thread'' but the UK tour is already done and over with. Just looking for clarification, no dig or criticism intended :thumb:
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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Blackjack56 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:42 am

I wasn't sure if the 9 ship was still happening on the 28th so thank's for the update Gary,i didn't make it over for the 19th-21st flights but will make the trek over on thursday to see them possibly for one last time.

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Post by herc15 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:52 pm

There is March the 14th too blackjack

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Blackjack56 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:07 am

Good point herc15,on the 14th does anyone know of it will feature all the remaining Tonkas, a singleton, or whatever servicable aircraft 9 squadron has at the time?

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by DavidT » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:24 am

I read somewhere that 14 March would be just a single Tornado. Happy to be corrected though.

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Magpie » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:01 pm

I'll enjoy them till the bitter end. Have heard 'm A/A on 242.200, 246.025 and 343.175 recently. Love the sound of their awsome radios :clap: :thumbs: :thumb:
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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by tornadobuzzed » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 pm

Any idea what time the 9 ship on the 28th may be happening ? Morning or afternoon ?

Will be travelling from the Northolt area, so have part of the M25 to traverse.

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by tornado17 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:40 pm

Nothing's been officially released yet, hopefully tomorrow will all become clearer. Keep watching this thread. I am travelling further and a longer journey on the M25 so a mega early start for me again!!

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by slogen51 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:37 pm

Just get there early , if you are too early you should have some Lightnings to watch from 09:30+

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by 633 squadron » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:45 pm

slogen51 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Just get there early , if you are too early you should have some Lightnings to watch from 09:30+
That would be nice, i know its not really related to this thread but i will be aiming to get there for 7 will i get any other stuff in the morning?
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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by MRTT » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:51 pm

Not that early, no.

Believe the airfield opens at 9.

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by herc15 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:54 pm

633 squadron wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:45 pm
slogen51 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:37 pm
Just get there early , if you are too early you should have some Lightnings to watch from 09:30+
That would be nice, i know its not really related to this thread but i will be aiming to get there for 7 will i get any other stuff in the morning?
I recon it will be worth getting there early all the same though it will be rammed with people. on second thoughts, don't pass that advice on :ninja: :lol:

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by slogen51 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:31 pm

If it was me 7 - 8 am sounds about right assuming the same field that was available on the 19-21 Feb is open for parking again. You would expect a VIP chopper to arrive in the morning plus a couple of F-35 to launch before lunch maybe.

Get a radio on - it will be the last time to hear 9+ Tornados including spares check in on ground - Tornado 01 - Tornado 15 :)

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Punkrunner62 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:36 pm

Looking forward to it, we are making the trip from Aberdeen. We were at Lossiemouth last Thursday and wouldn't want too miss this.
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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Basherman » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:28 pm

Anyone know what is likely to be flying on Monday,Tuesday or Wednesday?

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by rh226 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:30 pm

Aircraft. :lol:
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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by reaper493 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:29 pm

Just checked a forecast again, winds are now favoring 01 for Thursday.

Still not seen anything official as yet.

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Thor » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:49 pm

tornadobuzzed wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 pm
Any idea what time the 9 ship on the 28th may be happening ? Morning or afternoon ?
Launch is currently scheduled for early afternoon.

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Re: Tornado final weeks info

Post by Doughnut » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:06 pm

Any movements at RAF Marham today (Monday) F-35 or Tornado ?

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