News story: RAF Tornado jets fly ready for attack role over Iraq

Tornado aircraft left the base this morning, continuing a pattern of flights over Iraq which began in support of the humanitarian mission last month.

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27 September: RAF Tornado pilot entering the aircraft

An MOD spokesman said:


We can confirm that Royal Air Force Tornados continue to fly over Iraq and are now ready to be used in an attack role as and when appropriate targets are identified.

For operational security reasons we will not be providing a running commentary on movements, but we are pleased with the response time achieved.

We will provide an update on activity when it is appropriate to do so.

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