The Army is bidding farewell to the Lynx helicopter with one last flight around England and Wales.
The aircraft is to be decommissioned after almost 40 years in service and is set to be replaced within the Army by the Wildcat, which can operate at higher altitudes and has more powerful engines.
Since its deployment in 1978, the Lynx has destroyed tanks, evacuated wounded personnel, gathered intelligence and provided humanitarian support.
The four remaining Mk9 Lynx left from RAF Odiham in Hampshire on an aerial tour taking in military bases and locations associated with the helicopter, and will end their journey in a V-shaped “air procession” along the River Thames in central London.
The helicopter set off shortly after 9:00 Tuesday morning and is expected to be in the air until 15:00, and our flight map below shows you it’s journey around Great Britain.