Watch Tornado fly past over Preston

Posted on - 19th February, 2019 - 5:41pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Preston News
Pic: Sonia Bashir

Engines roared over the skies in Preston when Tornado made it’s final fly-past over the city.


The fighter plane, which was partly manufactured at BAE Systems in Samlesbury and Warton is being retired from service after 40 years.

Read more: Tornado farewell fly past to go over Preston

Aviation enthusiasts flocked to the sites to see Tornado make its final flight and it was also spotted over the north side of the city.

Pic: Tracey Stags

Tornado went into production in 1979 and saw action during the first Gulf War. It was also in active service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The plane was due to be decommissioned in 2015 but they were retained to fight in the Middle East.

Did you see the Tornado fly past? Leave your pictures in the comments below.

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