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'The Fighting Cocks'
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Tornado F.3 (ZG757) in special 43(F) Squadron 90th anniversary markings (1906-2006) in April 2007. Apparently only ZG757 had controversially painted all black in 2006, as the MoD hadnít sanctioned it. The gloss black paint actually threw out the weight and balance of the aircraft when applied all over, the fuselage was quickly repainted grey.
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Tornado F.3 (ZG757) in special 90th anniversary markings over North Sea in April 2007.
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Tornado F.3 (ZG757) in special 43(F) Squadron 90th anniversary markings (1906-2006) over North Sea in March 2008.
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Left to right: Tornado F.3 (ZE887 'GF') in special scheme in October 2008 over Irish Sea. This aircraft was eventually withdrawn from service on March 4, 2010 having logged almost 5,000 hours. It was taken by road to St Athan on September 23, 2010 in preparation for preservation at the RAF Museum at Hendon. On October 18 ZE887 arrived at Hendon and was put on display there on November 25. As the aircraft of 43(F) Squadron's Commanding Officer, it has a specially painted tail fin with the code 'GF' which stands for the Squadron's motto; 'Gloria Finis' (Glory is the end).
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Left to right: Tornado F.3 (ZE764 'GL') in October 2008.
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Tornado F.3s (ZE257 'GI' and ZG798 'GQ') over North Sea (AARA 6) in April 2007.
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Tornado F.3 (ZE838 'GH') of 43(F) Squadron when flying from Florennes, in Belgium as part of the TLP 2004-4 course.
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Tornado F.3 (ZE838 'GH') during Tactical Leadership Program (TLP 2004-4) course in September 2004.
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Tornado F.3s (ZE165 'GE' and ZE838 'GH') in September 2004.

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Left to right: Tornado F.3 (ZE165 'GE') in a Hardened Air Shelter (HAS) and later during engine testing in February 2008.