Check out images of the flypast of the C-130 Hercules in its farewell to the Royal Air Force

Tactical transport turboprop will be officially decommissioned on June 30. This Saturday, the aircraft will participate in the Trooping the Color event, which marks the anniversary of the British monarchy

The Royal Air Force is saying goodbye to the C-130 Hercules, a tactical transport turboprop that has been in service for 56 years.

The last official mission took place at the beginning of June and on the 14th the RAF organized a flypast through various regions of the United Kingdom with three aircraft.

The farewell flight was captured in images by the Royal Air Force. See gallery:

A few days earlier, No. 47 Squadron, which operates the Lockheed Martin turboprop, performed a royal parade attended by Anne, Princess Royal, sister of King Charles III.

The event took place at Brize Norton Air Force Base, where the squadron is located.

The decommissioning of the C-130 Hercules at the RAF is scheduled for June 30th, however, this Saturday, the 17th, the aircraft will make another symbolic participation, this time in Trooping the Color, which marks the anniversary of the British monarchy.

Royal Air Force C-130 farewell flight (RAF)

The Royal Air Force received the first Hercules in 1967 of the C.Mk 1 version (later C-130K). In 1994, the RAF ordered the C-130J, a modernized variant of the Hercules, which was received from 1999 onwards.

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The replacement for the C-130J will be the A400M Atlas, a larger turboprop aircraft produced by Airbus.


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