Cover image: The stormtrooper takes a seat in an aircraft (Picture: RAF Cosford).
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May The 4th Be With You: RAF Marks Star Wars Day

Cover image: The stormtrooper takes a seat in an aircraft (Picture: 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).

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