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Goodbye Nimrod Hello M.R.A.4

Steve
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Goodbye Nimrod Hello M.R.A.4

Commemorations have been taking place at RAF Kinloss to mark the retirement of the current Nimrod aircraft.
The Nimrod has been in service for about 40 years, but the deaths of 14 servicemen in 2006 after an explosion over Afghanistan led to a safety probe.
Squadron Leader Nigel "Buster" Edwards said the planes would be missed.
A senior RAF officer has told BBC Scotland he fears lives could be put "at risk" by the MoD's decision to withdraw Nimrods from operations.
The new Nimrod MRA4 is due to arrive at RAF Kinloss in July for training purposes - but will not be in operational service until autumn 2012.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/8588658.stm
And a link to its successor
http://www.raf.mod.uk/equipment/nimrodmra4.cfm