SOME RECENT MILITARY ACTION INVOLVING TORNADOES

Luftwaffe Tornado
TARGET DESTROYED TARGET DESTROYED TARGET DESTROYED
Storage Tanks 9 Building 308 (1xHBIED)Top 2 floors of a building destroyed, rest of the building purposely left standing Artillery 1 (130mm)
Air Shelters 5 Enemy combatants 7 IED 1
Bridge 1 Mortar 25 RPG 2
Aircraft Ground 1 Firing position 42 Machine Gun 10
Ammunition Dump 5 Armored Vehicles 47 Tunnel 6
Tanks 17 (3 x T-72s) Radar Site 1 AAA 2
FROG-7 Launchers 20 SCUD Canisters 15 Bunker 1
SCUD Support Vehicles 3 Shipping Container 1 Motorcycle 1
Staging/Compound Areas 2 Communication Vehicle 1 Cranes 7
SAM 1 Bulldozer 3
Other Vehicles 48 Excavator 8
Checkpoint 1 Rocket Launcher 5
ASSISTED IN DESTRUCTION
Bunkers 50 Vehicle Depot 1 Coastal Radar Station 1 vehicle 3 Armor transporters 5
Command Post 1 Tank 1 Armored Vehicle 4 Multiple Rocket Launcher 4
Serial Number Model Comment
136   No. 617 Squadron, Served in Operation Telic
ZA553   No. 617 Squadron, Served in Operation Telic
ZC969 F-3 Escorted a KC-10 while it was refueling a B-1B during Operation Iraqi Freedom

LIBYA

Logged 8,000 hours and flew almost 1,500 sorties in Libya.
May 20, 2011 - Struck two corvettes and a construction facility for inflatable boats.
May 16, 2011 - RAF Tornadoes struck an intelligence building.
March 21, 2011 - 6 x Italian Air Force Tornados flew sorties in support of Operation Odyssey Dawn. Two of the Tornados served as air-air refuelers.
March 19, 2011 - RAF Tornados Flew a 3,000 mile mission from RAF Marham. The Tornados used Storm Shadow missiles.

AFGHANISTAN

Torndoes of the RAF flew 3,300 flying hours. They flew 140 Ground Close Air Support (GCAS) missions.
2014 - 2 RAF Tornado GR4s foiled an IED attack..
July 2012 - RAF 617 Squadron returned from a 4 month tour in Afghanistan, having flown 600 missions.
April 2012 - RAF 617 Squadron flew a 7hr, 45 minute mission in support of British and UK ground forces that were under attack.
Luftwaffe Tornadoes flew recce missions.
January 2012 - RAF Tornadoes performed two shows of force.
October 2011 - RAF Tornadoes flew a Show of Force mission for an Italian unit that had come under fire.
February 2011 - An RAF Tornado GR4 attacked Taliban fighters, who had British troops pinned down.

IRAQ

RAF Tornado 2 Squadron, 9 Squadron, 12 Squadron, 31 Squadron, 617 Squadron earned the battle honor IRAQ 2003 with right to Emblazon
RAR Tornado 43 Squadron, 111 Squadron earned battle honor IRAQ 2003 without right to emblazon.
RAF against ISIL
November 26, 2014 - RAF Tornado GR-4s struck a fighting position and a convoy of 9 vehicles.
October 24, 2014 - RAF Tornado GR-4s attacked an ISIL controlled facility.
October 12-19, 2014 - RAF Tornadoe GR-4s destroyed 1 tank and 2 trucks.
October 8, 2014 - RAF Tornado GR-4s attacked an ISIL firing position.
October 5, 2014 - RAF Tornado GR-4s attacked a fortified building near Ramadi.
October 2, 2014 - RAF Tornado GR-4s destroyed an ISIL pick-up truck.
October 2014 - Tornados flew strike missions over Iraq.
September 2014 - Tornados are flying armed reconnaissance missions over Iraq.
GR-4s attacked key facilities during Operation Telic
Iraqi Police Commander Brigadier General Ali Al-Maksusi credited an RAF Tornado show of force with saving his life.
April 2008 - Provided shows of force.
March 2008 - Strafed and provided shows of force.
February 2008 - Provided shows of force.
January 2008 - Provided shows of force.
December 2007 - Dropped ordinance & provided shows of force.
November 2007 - Provided shows of force.
October 2007 - Provided show of force.
September 2007 - Dropped ordinance, show of force, searched for IEDs.
August 2007 - Provided a show of force and overwatch.
July 2007 - GR-4s provided: June 2007 - GR-4s provided: May 2007 - GR-4s provided: April 2007 - GR-4s provided: March 2007 - GR-4s provided: February 2007 - GR-4s supported ground forces in Al Madain, Baghdad, Basrah & Ramadi.
January 28 - 29, 2007 - Carried out missions during the Battle of Najaf where 373 members of the Soldiers of Heaven died and 407 were taken prisoner.
January 2007 - GR-4s supported ground forces in Baghdad, Basrah & Turki Village.
December 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in Baghdad & Samarra.
November 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in Baghdad.
October 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in the vicinties of Al Amarah, Al Iskanderiyah, Al Mansuriyah, Al Taji, At Ta'mim, Baghdad, Balad, Baqubah, Basrah, Kirkuk, Samarra.
September 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in the vicinities of Al Museyibb, Baghdad, Basrah, Iskandariyah & Mosul.
August 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in the vicinity of Hit.
July 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in Al Iskandariyah, Baghdad, Balad, Fallujah.
June 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in the vicinity of Al Hawijah, Al Iskandariyah, Al Mahmudiyah, Baqubah, Mosul, Najaf, Ramadi, Samarra, Aamarra, Tall Afar, and Tikrit.
May 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in the vicinities of Al Hawijah, Al Mahmudiyah, Al Mansuriyah, Al Taji, Baghdad, Basrah, Haditha, Ramadi, Tal Afar, and Tikrit.
April 2006 - GR-4s supported ground forces in the vicinities of Al Hawijah, Al Iskanderiyah, Al Mahmudiyah, Al Miqdadiyah, Baghdad, Balad, Barquba, Bayji, Fallujah, Habbaniyah, Ramadi, Salman Pak, Samarra, and Tikrit.
March 2006 - GR-4s provided close air support to Coalition troops in the vicinity of Al Amarah, Al Taji, Baghdad, Balad, Salman Pak, and Tikrit.
March 2006 - 2 x GR4s dispersed a mob that surrounded a three Warrior Fighting Vehicle convoy.
February 28, 2006 - provided close air support to Coalition troops in contact with anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinities of Al Amarah, Al Taji and Baghdad.
February 22, 2006 - GR4s supported ground forces in Al Amarah & Balad.
October 2005 - RAF GR-4s supported ground forces in Balad, Basrah, Fallujah, Jalula, Mahumudiyah, and Sulaymaniyah.
September 2005 - RAF GR-4 Tornados supported ground troops in Baghdada & Mosul.
August 28, 2005 - RAF GR-4 Tornados supported ground troops in Al Qaim & Baghdad.
August 22, 2005 - RAF GR-4 Tornados supported ground troops in Balad & Fallujah.
September 5, 2002 - Four RAF Tornados struck targets in Iraq. Tornado F3s provided fighter escort for the mission. Tornados also flew reconnaissance for the mission.
September 10, 2001 - RAF GR-4s participated in air strikes.
February 16, 2001 - 6 RAF Tornadoes were involved in an air strike.
August 10, 2001 - 4 RAF Tornadoes participated in an air strike.
December 30, 1998 - Iraqis fired at least 6 SAMs at RAF Tornadoes, all missed.
18 GR1 Tornados (No 12 Squadron RAF) participated in Operation Desert Fox
A Patriot missile battery shot down an RAF Tornado GR-Mk4A, 9 Squadron, Serial Number ZG710. A contribution factor was the failure of the Tornado's IFF transponder. The accident killed Flight Lieutenant Kevin Barry Main, Pilot, and Flight Lieutenant David Rhys Williams, Navigator.

OTHER OPERATIONS

March 10, 2010 - Two RAF Tornado F3s intercepted two Russian Blackjack bombers over UK airspace.
June 24, 2008 - Flight Lieutenant James Milmine and Flying Officer Mo Adballah were on a training sortie when their aircraft experienced a malfunction. They received the 'Green Endorsement' flight safety award for their actions. July 2006 - A Tornado, crewed by Squadron Leader Roger Organ and Flight Lieutenant Mark Haley, found John Russell a civilian glider pilot who crashed in the Scottish Highlands.
Two Tornados escorted Ryanair flight FR25 to Prestwick after it received a bomb threat.
Flt Lts Ted Threcapleton & Mark 'Ginge' Wilson, in an F3, rescued a Beechcraft Super King Air that lost all its flight management systems.
July 4, 2012 - Two RAF Tornado GR4s crashed in the Moray Firth. Flight Lieutenant Hywel Poole, Squadron Leader Samuel Bailey and Flight Lieutenant Adam Sanders were killed, a fourth crew member survived.

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