Last flight for the Dambusters 617 squadron
The RAF Dambusters squadron is preparing for its last deployment before disbandment.
The 617 Squadron is carrying out final exercises before leaving for Kandahar in Afghanistan.
Even though this marks an end of an era it will also mark the beginning of a new one as the squadron will become the first to fly the new Lightening II aircraft in 2016.
Paul Bonner, Lincolnshire Aviation development officer, said: “This marks a milestone in the history of the squadron. They are one of the most famous squadrons. This will be the last deployment before the squad disbands and there will be a disbandment ceremony.
“The squadron reformed in 1982 so have been flying the Tornado since 1982.”
But before they disband, the Dambusters are taking to the skies in their last military exercise before bidding a fond farewell to Scotland.
The RAF’s 617 Squadron will quit their base in Lossiemouth for a tour in Afghanistan.