The first flight of the UK prototype Tornado (P02) took place on the 30th October 1974, with Test Pilots Paul Millet and Pietro Trevisan at the controls.
Final assembly of production aircraft began in 1978, with the first production Tornado (BT001 Trainer variant for RAF) officially rolled-out on 5th June 1979.
|1942||Base Air Depot - BAD2 established|
|1944||Site transferred to English Electric Aviation|
|1960||Amalgamation into British Aircraft Corporation (BAC)|
|1977||Privatisation into British Aerospace|
|1999||Merged to form BAE Systems|