Two RAF Tornado Squadrons To Go,Jobs Safe For The Moment.
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And so it begins..
MoD scraps two Tornado squadrons
01 March 2011
Two Tornado squadrons are to be disbanded as part of cuts outlined in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
The RAF will lose XIII Squadron, currently based at RAF Marham, and 14 Squadron from RAF Lossiemouth.
The ministry said the loss of the squadrons was not an indication of the outcome of an ongoing review of basing throughout the UK.
The squadrons have been selected by the Air Force Board Standing Committee, and the seniority of each squadron was said to be a factor in each decision.
The cuts will leave the RAF with five frontline Tornado squadrons and a total of 136 Tornado GR4 aircraft.
Personnel from the two squadrons will not automatically be made redundant, the RAF has said, with alternative work being found in the short term.
The RAF expects that "the majority" will be found alternative permanent roles, although not necessarily in the same location.
Personnel in areas which the RAF has identified a surplus will be able to apply for, redundancy as well as exploring other options within the Service.
The squadrons will be formally stood down on 1 June.
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