Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby DamienB on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 6:36 pm

Labour's dismantling of the RAF continues apace...

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Never mind, only another 10 years of flying life left in this aircraft and the replacement still not ready...
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby MrAngry2 on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 6:41 pm

Glad someone was there to capture it, She looks brand new although what else are we to expect from a government that spends 10 times as much on Benefits than defence.

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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby dazzagreenwood on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 6:52 pm

Fantastic shots Damien.

And I agree with Dan it is tantamount to treason the way our Armed forces are being treated!
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby Pat Murphy on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:05 pm

Beautiful Damien. Just beautiful. More than a little sad to see the Nimrod go but as has been pointed out already, the wholesale butchery of the RAF and the rest of HM Forces under this lot beggars belief. Oh and ask them to fight 2 wars as well. :mad:

As an aside, what is the intention with 226? Do I detect a certain willingness to keep it in airworthy trim, you know just in case and for when the "other" project is retired maybe?? Maybe time for a new Nimrod shaped smilie :whistle: :grin:
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby DamienB on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:08 pm

Sadly I think the problem with 'Nimrod to the Skies' would be the public perception that they are flying coffins, despite all the hard work that has gone into fixing their problems.
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Postby Pat Murphy on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:21 pm

DamienB wrote:Sadly I think the problem with 'Nimrod to the Skies' would be the public perception that they are flying coffins, despite all the hard work that has gone into fixing their problems.


Sad to say that may be true :sad:
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby Peter Catchpole on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 7:29 pm

good shots, I was hoping to be there myself, para-flu keeping me indoors at the mo, maybe next week for my next visit.

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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby jon93 on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 8:30 pm

Such a shame to see it go, I seem to remember this aircraft was in the RIAT static park never thought it would be the last time I would see it Congrats to labour for totally destroying everything.
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby TomB on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 9:14 pm

It will be interesting to see Canopus and a Nimrod MR2 side by side through, despite the unbelievable short sightedness of retiring the MR2 before MR4 is on line. I wonder if theyll get an MR4 in 20 years time?
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby flynavy on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 9:21 pm

very nice photos, thanks
(but i think the Tories are as bad :joystick: , remember how they cut before the Falklands, there are as bad as each other. enough politics now. :whistle: )
this was a super aircraft, a long and great history, it will be surley missed
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby Russ on Tue 27 Apr 2010, 10:59 pm

Excellent set of images Damien. :clap: :cool:


However, I somehow doubt the grass will be greener under a Tory government, from what's been said, it's most likely going to be worse. :wall: :facepalm:
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby DerekF on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 7:32 am

Anyone who it will be sweetness and light after next week if the Tories win is sadly disillusioned. The Nimrod was a very old aeroplane and needed large sums of money to bring it to any sort of standard, the aircraft should have been retired years ago and only through MOD/RAF/BAE Systems uselessness is it still in service in 2010.
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Postby chrisward123 on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 7:58 am

Great shots of a great aircraft :clap:
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby chrisward123 on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 8:00 am

As an aside, what is the intention with 226? Do I detect a certain willingness to keep it in airworthy trim,
you know just in case and for when the "other" project is retired maybe??
Maybe time for a new Nimrod shaped smilie :whistle: :grin:

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any chane you could tell me what the other project is, how I wish it was a Lightning :grin:
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby hunterxf382 on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 3:47 pm

TomB wrote:It will be interesting to see Canopus and a Nimrod MR2 side by side through
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Now there's a good point - some cracking photo opportunities if it could happen? :clap:
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby bluetail on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 3:50 pm

Excellent shots Damien

Hope you dont mind but just to close the loop, heres one of her leaving Kinloss on her last flight. :clap:

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I recognise the Wing Commander in the photo, is it Andy March (Peter R,s laddy)
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby Craig on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 6:34 pm

Nice shots, great to see her going somewhere where she'll be looked after. Not where she belongs but glad to see there's at least a future for her. For me, I'll always remember her like this though... :cool:

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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby FGR2 on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 8:56 pm

Lovely photos :)

Hoping to get up to Coventry on 11th to see XV232 arrive.
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Re: Nimrod XV226 retires to Bruntingthorpe

Postby Spiny Norman on Wed 28 Apr 2010, 9:23 pm

DerekF wrote:Anyone who it will be sweetness and light after next week if the Tories win is sadly disillusioned. The Nimrod was a very old aeroplane and needed large sums of money to bring it to any sort of standard, the aircraft should have been retired years ago and only through MOD/RAF/BAE Systems uselessness is it still in service in 2010.



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