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Tornado Trail launched

Two Tornado models installed on the trail and an information board, arranged in a collage

Published: Wednesday, 8th June 2016

The 'Flight Path of the Tornado' arts trail has been launched for the summer of 2016

Following on from the success of last year's Spitfire trail and to celebrate the borough's connections with RAF Marham over the last 100 years, 15 sponsored and uniquely-decorated model Tornados have been positioned around the town, with 24 accompanying history boards telling the story of RAF Marham.

Organised by Flight Lieutenant Pauline Petch of the 42F (King's Lynn) Air Cadets, and designed in conjunction with the borough council, each sculpture has been sponsored by a local businesses.  Trail maps will be available from King’s Lynn Tourist Information Centre throughout the summer.  The trail includes a prize draw competition.  To enter, people need to discover the statement hidden within the displays.  Each display contains one letter.  For full details, please see trail map.  The sculptures will be in place until 30 September 2016.

Flight Lieutenant Pauline Petch said:  "We were astounded by the response to last year's arts trail.  I really hope that this year's will be just as successful and that people will not only enjoy exploring historic King's Lynn, but will also find out lots of interesting facts about RAF Marham which has been such a huge part of the west Norfolk community over the last 100 years."

The Tornado Trail was officially launched with the presentation of a decorated Spitfire from last year's trail to the Station Commander Group Captain Rich Davies ADC MA RAF by the mayor, Cllr David Whitby. 

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