February 19, 2019 4.34 pm This story is over 57 months old

Your pictures: RAF Tornado farewell flypasts in Lincolnshire

The RAF Tornado will be retired from service next month

Yellowbellies were out in their numbers taking photos and videos as the RAF Tornado jets marked their retirement with a final flypast over Lincolnshire.

As previously reported, people across the country will get the chance to say farewell to the fighter jets as they made a series of flights between February 19-21.

Bases in Lincolnshire were included in the flypasts on Tuesday afternoon – RAF Waddington, RAF College Cranwell, Royal Air Force Coningsby, RAF Donna Nook and RAF Holbeach.

RAF Tornado jets started marking their retirement with the first of the final flypasts on Tuesday. Photo: Royal Air Force

The fleet based at RAF Marham in Norfolk has taken part in combat since the first Gulf War. It will be retired from service by the end of March and will only be used for training purposes over the UK in the intervening period.

The fleet has been used by the RAF for 40 years. It is being replaced by the RAF’s F-35 Lightning II fighters and an upgraded Typhoon fleet.

The fast jets have been used in operations across the world, most recently bombarding Daesh to push the terrorist group back through Syria and Iraq.

There will also be a nine-plan formation flypast taking over from RAF Marham on February 28. This will fly over RAF Cranwell.

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