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Tonkas over Scotland for the last time

With the final flights of the Tornado strike fighter by the RAF expected next month, the beautiful image below popped up on the MoD’s feed showing the final sortie of three days of flypasts over Scotland’s RAF Lossiemouth and Leuchars Station marking the jet’s imminent retirement.

Date: 20 February 2019. Crown Copyright

The formation was led by the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC, a Tornado pilot and former Station Commander of RAF Lossiemouth, who was flying the type for the last time.

As a sidebar, actor Ewan McGregor’s brother, Colin, used to fly Tornado GR4’s out of Lossiemouth and Leuchars. His callsign was Obi Two.