The mainstay of the RAF's strike force, the Tornado GR.4 is now in its twilight years. Able to operate by day or night and in all weathers, the Tornado remains just as relevant, flexible and capable a strike aircraft today as when it entered front-line operational RAF service in 1982. This much has been proved by its involvement in many recent conflicts in the Middle East. Armed with precision-guided weapons and possessing highly advanced reconnaissance sensors, the GR.4 will continue to be part of the RAF's inventory until a planned out-of-service date in 2019. The examples at Scampton 2017 are from No. 9 (Bomber) Squadron based at RAF Marham.