Exercise Saudi Green Flag 07 was the second half of a squadron exchange,
in which 617 Sqn at RAF Lossiemouth hosted eight Tornado aircraft from
the Royal Saudi Air Force as part of a joint military exercise. This was
the first time the RAF had hosted the RSAF.
From their base at Dhahran the RSAF deployed eight Tornado Interdictor
Strike aircraft from 75 Squadron. They arrived in the UK on the 22nd
August at RAF Marham for a fuel stop after stopovers at Akrotiri in
Cyprus and Trapani in Italy. Unfortunately their arrival was heralded by
atrocious weather, sadly they didnít bring the sun with them. After
refuelling the aircraft left for their final destination and home for
the exercise Lossiemouth.
The flying programme ran from 28 August until 7 September