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Tornado farewell flypast to go over Preston

Posted on - 16th February, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, What's On in Preston
Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s arrive back in the UK at RAF Marham having completed almost 40 years serving the UK on military operations across the world Pic: Ministry of Defence
Royal Air Force Tornado GR4s arrive back in the UK at RAF Marham having completed almost 40 years serving the UK on military operations across the world Pic: Ministry of Defence

After four decades of service one of Britain’s iconic warplanes is to make its final flight.

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The Tornado is being retired from service.

Preston is braced to hear the roar overhead on one of three farewell flights.

BAE Samlesbury and BAE Warton staff will be out to see the plane’s flight during Tuesday 19 February. Exact timings have now been confirmed.

Read more: New road opening to cut BAE Samlesbury congestion

Blog Preston has been told the flypast is expected between 1pm and 3pm, and times are subject to change.

It’s also weather dependant, although Tuesday’s weather forecast for Preston shows overcast conditions with sunny spells from Tuesday lunchtime onwards.

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