a href=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RjHyJZY6KzI/AAAAAAAAAC0/gnV2PTLaZCk/s1600-h/Jaquar-RAF-aircraft_1.jpg”img id=”BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5058090099761883954″ style=”FLOAT: left; MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; CURSOR: hand” alt=”” src=”http://bp2.blogger.com/_RRbP6fpJWAc/RjHyJZY6KzI/AAAAAAAAAC0/gnV2PTLaZCk/s320/Jaquar-RAF-aircraft_1.jpg” border=”0″ //abr /The MOD announced that the RAF’s ten remaining Jaguar aircraft will leave service after 33 years at the end of April 2007.br /In July 2004 MOD announced the Jaguar would reach the end of its distinguished service during 2007. The ageing Jaguar is being replaced by the much more capable multi-role Typhoon aircraft, with the Tornado fleet taking on the bulk of the Jaguar’s air-to-ground role.br /As the RAF has no plans to use the Jaguars on operations, the decision has been taken to take them out of operational service on 30 April 2007.br /br /This decision will ensure that the Typhoon’s air-to-ground capability can be established more quickly. Many Jaguar personnel will re-deploy to the Typhoon Force ahead of their planned dates and be part of the work-up for operational deployment of the aircraft. No 11 Squadron, the first squadron to bring in the Typhoon’s air-to-surface capability, will now be able to establish itself in its permanent accommodation sooner, and build on the momentum it has created thus far.br /br /RAF Coltishall, the spiritual home to the Jaguar, closed in September 2006.br /br /br /A disbandment event for 6 Squadron, the last Jaguar squadron, is planned for 25 May 2007 at RAF Coningsby. This will include the last flypast of the RAF Jaguar Squadron.br /br /br /br /p align=”center”embed src=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ZaJG3OYezmA” width=”425″ height=”350″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent”/embed/p

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