Nimrod R1 retires at East Midlands Airport's Aeropark

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The Nimrod R1 aircraft flew into East Midlands Airport to retire after it took off for the final time from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

The surveillance plane, which was active over Libya only last month, was declassified two weeks ago and has now become the latest permanent exhibit at the airport's Aeropark museum.

Hundreds of enthusiasts turned out to see the spy plane, which has been in service since 1974, arrive at the airport.

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