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Dambusters squadron disband temporarily

The RAF's 617 'Dambusters' Squadron, which helped turn the tide of World War Two, has flown for the last time in Afghanistan before the unit temporarily disbands.

The move is part of the RAF's decision to phase out the Tornado GR4. When it reforms in 2016, 617 Squadron will have both RAF and Royal Navy personnel and fly the new F-35B Lightning II joint strike fighter.

The BBC's defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt went to Kandahar to join the crew before the final flight.

  • 30 Jan 2014
  • From the section UK
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