Cold War warrior

Tornado Tribute

A smart, stacked line-abreast formation of Tornado GR1s from the four squadrons of the Brüggen Wing, resplendent in their 1980s-era green and grey wraparound camouflage. From nearest camera: Nos IX(B), 14, 17 and 31 squadrons.
All photos WO (Ret’d) Rick Brewell

When first fielded by the Royal Air Force, the Tornado GR1’s primary responsibility was to provide a credible nuclear deterrent against Warsaw Pact forces massed to the east. RAF Germany was the tip of the spear, as Air Marshal (Ret’d) Greg Bagwell CB, CBE recounts to

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