MR2 moves in at Manston
The last flight of a Nimrod MR2 took XV229 from RAF Kinloss to Manston Airport in Kent.
Gary Parsons - 26-May-2010
May 26: The last flight of a Nimrod MR2 took XV229 from RAF Kinloss to Manston Airport in Kent, where it will serve as an evacuation trainer for the Ministry of Defence Fire Training and Development Centre.
It was a low-key affair with little publicity or fanfare that has been a feature of other Nimrod deliveries in the last six weeks, but it is understood that the airframe will not suffer the same fate as many aircraft retired to the fire school by being set ablaze sometime in the future.
With this final flight, it leaves the two Nimrod R1s with 51 Squadron at RAF Waddington as the last airworthy ‘classic’ Nimrods before they too are retired in the Spring of 2011.
Filed Under Historic Aviation News.
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