The arrival day of the Saudis at Lossie proved to be in very good weather. The low sun made the warm colors of the aircraft even warmer.
As support for the Tornado deployment the Saudi AF sent a great number of Hercules. 1624 was one of them.
Still operating in the colours of the now disbanded Strike Attack and Operational Evaluation Unit(SAOEU).
After the Kosovo crisis many Super Etendards had mission markings underneath the cockpit. This one had flown just five operational sorties.
During the colder months Tornadoes produce nace vortices while doing their circuits.