Tornados head home via Bermuda
Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:15 PM
SATURDAY, FEB. 28: A squadron of Royal Air Force Tornados called into Bermuda on their way home to the UK.
Nine jets from '9 Bomber Squadron' arrived on the island on Wednesday after a two-month training exercise in the U.S.
The famous British squadron, which was formed in the First World War, was based in Las Vegas and Tuscon during the overseas operation and conducted live weapons training in the desert.
Seven of the Tornadoes, along with a Tri-Star aircraft and a VC10, left LF Wade International on Friday morning bound for the Azores.
Dozens of islanders lined the airport boundary fences in order to get a glimpse of the spectacle.
The jets refueled twice while in mid-air during the trans-Atlantic journey.
They were expected to stay one night in the Azores before heading back to their base RAF Marham in Norfolk.
The remaining two Tornados are expected to leave the island on Monday.