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RAF squadron make final flypast

RAF Leuchars 56 (Reserve) Squadron flypast
Tornado aircraft from RAF Leuchars 56 (Reserve) Squadron stage a final flypast

Nine RAF jets staged a final flypast across Scotland before the squadron they belong to was disbanded.

The Tornado aircraft from RAF Leuchars 56 (Reserve) Squadron in Fife put on their final display.

After taking off from the base, the jets flew in diamond formation over the Forth road and rail bridges.

They skirted round Edinburgh, passing the former Royal Yacht Britannia, before heading north over Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen.

The jets then flew over RAF Lossiemouth and Kinloss before continuing to RAF Leuchars for a final flypast at the Fife station.

First formed in June 1916, 56 Squadron celebrated 90 years as a fighter squadron in 2006.

Known as the Firebirds, the squadron has a rich history, having served in both World Wars and numerous operations since.

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