because you start back then you started
on the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment.
And that had Italians and Germans and Brits
and the atmosphere was again stimulating,
international and inclusive.
It felt like a more modern air force
because every time you get a new generation
you had people who had the instructors
who were ex-Lightning pilots
or Jack pilots or Tornado pilots,
but actually there was a whole new generation of people
who looked to the Tornado in a different way.
Even when I was at Triple T they said no WIWOL stories,
no WIWOL when we were on Lightnings.
You know, sorry you may have been Lightnings,
but we stopped that conversation out right
because you're now a Tornado pilot
we don't care that you're a Lightning pilot.
That's old stories this is the Tornado Force now
and it's our stories moving forward.
And given the history of the Tornado subsequently,
probably is the most operational airframe
the Air Force has ever had over 40 years.
You know, the Tornado has written its own narrative.