Feb 07 - RAF Tornado Withdrawn From Service

The RAF Tornado, a once regular visitor to the Rock, has been withdrawn from service.

Throughout its service life of nearly 40 years, RAF Tornado aircraft and crews have deployed to RAF Gibraltar in order to train in the clear skies over the Mediterranean and to conduct operations.

Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, said, ‘It is sad that we won’t see these magnificent aircraft roar over the Rock again, however, the Tornado has served us well and has a proud history. Whilst we are sad to see it withdrawn from service, we look forward to making Gibraltar’s facilities available for future generations of RAF combat aircraft.’

Pics: Ministry of Defence

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