ROYAL AIR FORCE          MARHAM
1983 - 1987
TORNADO AIRCRAFT SERVICING FLIGHT
Seen here in Camouflage finish, Victor K2  XL 231 takes up temporary residence in TASF for what appears to be a wing tank repair. This aircraft subsequently became famous as "Lusty Linda" because of the nose art painted on her during the Falklands war. She now resides at the York Aviation Museum at Elvington.
Victor XH 673 is dismantled for it's journey to Marham's parade square where it was reassembled to become the Station gate guardian.
XX 947 (PO3) shown above was the 3rd preproduction Tornado prototype. No longer airworthy, it arrived at Marham by road and was reassembled to be used as a weapons loading trainer. At the time of writing it is now currently located at Shoreham airport near Brighton.
£17,000,000 of scrap metal!  The remains of a Tornado involved in a mid air collision near the village of Thorney Toll in Cambridgeshire. Although very badly damaged the second aircraft recovered back to Marham where it landed safely. Apart from minor back problems caused by the ejection both crews were uninjured.
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Decanting liquid Nitrogen prior to removing a Tornado's main wing attachment bolts.
External wing tank removal
Ready for a respray
Ready for engine ground runs
Visitors little and large!
General hangar views
Undergoing Minor Servicing and rectification.
Another intruder in the Tornado hangar!
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