Published: 29/03/2012 22:00 - Updated: 29/03/2012 17:00

Mighty Hunter on the move

A NIMROD which will form the centrepiece of an aviation interactice heritage centre for Moray has moved to a new temporary location.

Spey Bay Salvage provided the driving force behind the Morayvia group’s relocation of the last remaining aircraft at RAF Kinloss.

The aircraft was movedfrom a hangar to a hard standing at the Moray base.

Richard Murray of Spey Say Salvage Ltd provided the a 150 tonne tractor unit driven by Alistair Davidson to move the ‘Mighty Hunter’.

The move had been planned for Tuesday afternoon last week but strong winds meant it had to be postponed for 24 hours.

Assisted by a number of ‘Morayviators’, as members of Morayvia are known, the handling team was lead by Iain Gosling of Burghead, ably assisted by Chris Hebert from Mundole.

Spey Bay’s tractor unit proved more than a match for the ‘Mighty Hunter’ towing the aircraft effortlessly to its temporary home alongside the Rubb hangar.

Morayvia’s Marc Macrae, director of special projects, praised the efforts of personnel of Spey Bay Salvage Ltd and RAF Kinloss, which made the move go so smoothly.

Morayvia hopes to build a multi-million aerospace visitor centre and securing the Nimrod from the Ministry of Defence was the first milestone in the project.

Plans are now being progressed for a temporary visitor centre where the aircraft can be displayed.

Full details on how you can support Morayvia can be found on their website at www.morayvia.org.uk

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