Harvey hands over command

On Tuesday 21st July 2015, Royal Air Force Marham Station Commander, Air Commodore Harvey Smyth OBE DFC ADC MA RAF flew his last flight in a Tornado GR4 from 31 Squadron. Air Cdre Smyth is posted on promotion in to the Tornado Force Commander position at RAF High Wycombe but will share his time between both High Wycombe and Marham. ''Harvey is currently working 3 positions at RAF Marham, Lightning Force Commander, Station Commander and Tornado Force Commander due to awaiting handovers. ''A brilliant Station Commander at RAF Marham, he will be missed by the station. ''Photographer: Senior Aircraftman Sarah Jones'� UK MOD Crown Copyright 2015''For further information please contact the Media and Communications team on:'MCO, RAF Marham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9NP. '95951 '01760 337261
On Tuesday 21st July 2015, Royal Air Force Marham Station Commander, Air Commodore Harvey Smyth OBE DFC ADC MA RAF flew his last flight in a Tornado GR4 from 31 Squadron. Air Cdre Smyth is posted on promotion in to the Tornado Force Commander position at RAF High Wycombe but will share his time between both High Wycombe and Marham. ''Harvey is currently working 3 positions at RAF Marham, Lightning Force Commander, Station Commander and Tornado Force Commander due to awaiting handovers. ''A brilliant Station Commander at RAF Marham, he will be missed by the station. ''Photographer: Senior Aircraftman Sarah Jones'� UK MOD Crown Copyright 2015''For further information please contact the Media and Communications team on:'MCO, RAF Marham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE33 9NP. '95951 '01760 337261
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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.”