The star of the evening photoshoot at the Yorkshire Air Museum was the Hawker Sidley Nimrod MR2, XV250, Elvington is the only Museum in the world to display a live working example of the remarkable Nimrod military reconnaissance aircraft.
Originally developed from the De Havilland Comet it has ben through many changes and upgrades during it's 35 years of service. They would occasionally be heard flying overhead here in Southport as they were maintained by BAE Systems at Wharton by Preston.
The Nimrod MR2 aircraft was withdrawn on 31 March 2010, a year earlier than planned, for financial reasons. The last official flight of the MR2 Nimrod took place on 26 May 2010, with XV229 flying from RAF Kinloss to Kent International Airport, Manston in Kent, where it will be used by the nearby MOD Defence Fire Training and Development Centre as a evacuation training airframe.
As the light went the aircraft was lit by strategically placed spotlights.
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