On final approach, this rather worn-looking resident Tornado GR.4, belonging to 12 Squadron, still wears the Alkaline Removeable Temporary Finish (ARTF) applied for Operation Telic in Iraq last year. If you look closely you can still see the nose art and the name "The Macallan" just below the forward cockpit.
A fully armed "Q2" belonging to 1 Squadron backtracks down the main after completing a four and half hour long sortie after it and the primary "Q1" were scrambled earlier in the day. Because fast jet operations at RAF Leuchars are rapidly drawing to a close, I decided to sit it out and wait for the jet's return, as photographing a Q bird is quite a rare event. Luckily it returned at dusk just before the light faded. This would be one of the last opportunities to photograph a fully armed Q jet at RAF Leuchars.
This aircraft was delivered to Seaboard World as N801SW. It went to UTA as F-BOLN, then as seen here to the French Air Force with the callsign of F-RAFB. It went to the Togo Government as 5V-TAF and was later well known with MK Airlines as 9G-MKC.