RAF Marham station commander Air Commodore Harvey Smyth, pictured above, took to the skies for the final time as captain of a crew this week, as he prepared to handover command of the base.
Personnel from across the station turned out to see the station commander return from a training sortie in the north of England.
The sunny Norfolk weather ensured a magnificent backdrop as another chapter drew to a close.
On his return to the base, Air Commodore Smyth said: “Today’s sortie has been a bittersweet event, since it signifies the final time I will fly as captain of a front line fast jet. I still remember distinctly my first ever sortie in a fighter and, in what seems like a heartbeat, here I am completing my last.
“Despite being a relative newcomer to the Tornado GR4, it has captured a very special place in my heart.
“Any aircraft that can continue to dominate on combat ops, despite being more than 40 years old, has to have something special about it.”