Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Last trip for one of Britain's iconic aircraft

A very sad day...
Harrier jump jets flown by the RAF and Royal Navy have taken part in their last operational flights.

The aircraft is regarded as one of Britain's greatest military innovations, but the jets are being retired early as part of Ministry of Defence spending cuts.

A 16-strong fleet took off from RAF Cottesmore in Rutland on today's farewell journey to several other air-force bases before returning home.

BBC Link
Daily Mail (some nice photos) Link

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