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Three Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2s

Three Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2s from 120, 201 and 206 Squadrons, RAF Kinloss, preparing for the following days flypast over London at the conclusion of the Falklands parade on 12 October 1982. Date: 1982

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1982 Conclusion Days Falklands Flypast Hawker Kinloss Nimrod Parade Preparing Siddeley Squadrons Three


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In this evocative photograph, three Hawker Siddeley Nimrod MR2s from the Royal Air Force (RAF) squadrons 120, 201, and 206 are seen preparing for the flypast over London at the conclusion of the Falklands Parade on 12 October 1982. The date marks the end of the Falklands War, which began in April 1982 when Argentina invaded the British Overseas Territory. The RAF's Nimrod MR2s played a crucial role in the conflict, providing maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The image captures the Nimrod MR2s lined up on the runway at RAF Kinloss, Scotland, with their distinctive search radar domes prominently displayed. The aircraft, adorned with the insignia of their respective squadrons, are readying for their final preparations before taking off for the flypast over the British capital. The event was a significant moment in the recovery and celebration of the Falklands victory, with the people of London coming out in large numbers to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the armed forces. The Nimrod MR2 was a versatile military transport aircraft, capable of carrying out various roles, including maritime patrol, search and rescue, and electronic intelligence gathering. Its long-range capabilities made it an essential asset for the RAF during the Falklands War. The aircraft's service in the conflict demonstrated its versatility and effectiveness in various operational scenarios. This photograph is a poignant reminder of the crucial role the RAF and its aircraft played in the Falklands War and the subsequent celebrations that marked the end of the conflict. The three Nimrod MR2s, proudly representing their squadrons, stand ready to take part in the flypast, symbolizing the unity and determination of the British military during a time of national importance.

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