Since becoming an F3 operator, 43 Squadron's aircraft have always been allocated the "G*" tail code prefix. Thus, 43 Squadron's special markings have always been applied to the aircraft wearing the code "GF", the significance being the initials stand for the Squadron's motto - "Gloria Finis" - "Glory is the End". The aircraft is seen here at the 27 hold prior to an early morning "Neptune Warrior" exercise mission.
This served with the RAF from 1990 until her final flight on March 4th 2009. She has been on display at the RAF Museum since Oct. 2010. These special black spine/vertical tail markings were given in 2008 whilst serving with 43 Fighter Squadron at RAF Leuchars. The tail code 'GF' is from the squadron motto 'Gloria Finis', traditionally allocated to the CO's aircraft.