Stormtrooper at RAF Cosford on National Star Wars Day 040520 CREDIT RAF COSFORD
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May The 4th Be With You: RAF Marks Star Wars Day

4 May is the known as Star Wars Day, and the Royal Air Force has joined in with the event.

Stormtrooper at RAF Cosford on National Star Wars Day 040520 CREDIT RAF COSFORD

The Royal Air Force has marked Star Wars Day on social media.

RAF Cosford shared a video of an imperial scout trooper walking around a hangar, inspecting aircraft, before even getting in the pilot's seat and buckling up.

The base said: "Since entering the space domain some of our partners have become more...‘intergalactic’."

Monday, 4 May, is celebrated by fans of the sci-fi franchise worldwide.

The date was chosen as it sounds familiar to the famous Jedi catchphrase: "May the force be with you."

Fans on social media have been joining the RAF in the celebrations, tweeting "#MayThe4thBeWithYou".

Meanwhile, RAF Benson shared a video of one of its servicemen donning a storm trooper outfit.

They said Squadron Leader Jez Allinson would be running a marathon while wearing the armour.

Cover image: The imperial scout trooper takes a seat in an aircraft (Picture: RAF Cosford).