News: Dogfight Over The Channel

24th December 1988: ITN reported that Royal Air Force Tornado F3's operating out of RAF Coningsby had engaged French Mirage 2000's over the English Channel. The F3's had been supporting an attack by Tornado GR1B's on merchant vessels moving armaments from France to Republican ports on the south coast when they engaged the French aircraft downing two for the loss of one of their own. The French government expressed outrage at the "unprovoked, cowardly attack" by the Royalist planes.

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