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RAF Marham jet removed from its position




The current Tornado Gate Guardian at RAF Marham was removed from its position at the front gate yesterday.

The Gate Guardian was due its routine maintenance so the opportunity was taken to remove the aircraft from its current position.

This aircraft will be replaced by a Tornado GR4 which will be resprayed before moving to its new location in place of the current Victor aircraft when it is removed later this year.

This aircraft will be replaced by a Tornado GR4 which will be resprayed before moving to its new location in place of the current Victor aircraft when it is removed later this year.POC - Mrs Childerhouse - Ext 7332 MCO
This aircraft will be replaced by a Tornado GR4 which will be resprayed before moving to its new location in place of the current Victor aircraft when it is removed later this year.POC - Mrs Childerhouse - Ext 7332 MCO

A joint operation by the Joint Aircraft Recovery and Transportation Squadron (JARTS) and Quinto Crane Company removed the Gate Guardian this week.

Station Commander, Gp Capt James Beck, said “The Tornado aircraft was the backbone of the RAF for many years seeing her service out at RAF Marham just last year.

This image is of the movement of RAF Marham’s Gate Gaurdian (Tornado GR1) from the Station’s Main Gate. Pictures: RAF Marham
This image is of the movement of RAF Marham’s Gate Gaurdian (Tornado GR1) from the Station’s Main Gate. Pictures: RAF Marham

"It is only fitting that we should display the final Tornado variant, the GR4, at RAF Marham as a tribute to this amazing aircraft and all those personnel associated with her over the years.”

This image is of the movement of RAF Marham’s Gate Gaurdian (Tornado GR1) from the Station’s Main Gate. POC - Mrs Childerhouse - Ext 7332 MCO (30856120)
This image is of the movement of RAF Marham’s Gate Gaurdian (Tornado GR1) from the Station’s Main Gate. POC - Mrs Childerhouse - Ext 7332 MCO (30856120)

JARTS used the opportunity to remove the jet as a training exercise for its team of engineers.

They worked alongside engineers from RAF Marham who had previously worked on the Tornado so were able to offer their expertise on this airframe.

The Squadron holds four Crash Teams at high readiness to deploy worldwide in response to military aircraft incidents for all three services.

As the Tornado GR1 gate guardian was due its routine maintenance the opportunity was taken to remove the aircraft from its current position.POC - Mrs Childerhouse - Ext 7332
MCO (30856122)
As the Tornado GR1 gate guardian was due its routine maintenance the opportunity was taken to remove the aircraft from its current position.POC - Mrs Childerhouse - Ext 7332 MCO (30856122)

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