AVIATION enthusiasts will get one last chance to see the iconic RAF Tornado jet over North Wales.

The RAF has confirmed earlier this month that after almost 40 years serving the UK on military operations across the world, its Tornado jets returned home for the last time.

First entering service in 1979, the fast jets have been used in operations across the world, most recently bombarding Daesh to push the terrorist group back through Syria and Iraq.

The RAF has announced that, subject to weather and aircraft serviceability, the three-Ship Tornado GR4 will complete a flypast at a number of sites across the UK on Tuesday.

It will head from RAF Shawbury to DECA Sealand between 1.30pm and 1.45pm.

An RAF spokesman said: "The weapons capabilities of the soon-to-retire Tornados are now being delivered by RAF Typhoon jets, which will continue to take a leading role in the Coalition’s mission against Daesh.

"Under ‘Project Centurion’, worth £425million over the past three years, the Typhoon can now also launch the world-leading Meteor air-to-air missile, the Stormshadow deep strike cruise missile and the precision attack missile Brimstone.

"These improved RAF Typhoon jets will form the backbone of the UK’s combat air fleet, alongside the recently introduced new fleet of F-35 Lighting jets over the coming years.

"The Tornado will be officially retired from service at the end of March and will only be used for training purposes over the UK in the intervening period."