New Nimrod memorial at Morayvia will remember crewmen killed in crashes

A new memorial to servicememen lost in Nimrod crashes is being planned for a site in Kinloss.

Morayvia, the aviation museum in the village near to former RAF Kinloss where Nimrods were based, is already halfway to raising the £4300 needed to build the memorial after it launched a crowdfunding campaign.

The 23 crewmen of three Nimrod crashes – 1980 in Kinloss (2), 1995 in Toronto (7) and 2006 (14) in Afghanistan – will be remembered. The centrepiece of the monument will be the fin of the Toronto Nimrod flanked by large Clashach stones bearing individual names, engraved and highlighted in gold, on black marble plaques.

Morayvia was formed in 2011 to progress work started by the Nimrod Heritage Group. This was to preserve the last remaining Nimrod at RAF Kinloss – XV244. This and part of XV240 can be seen at the museum, alongside many other interesting exhibits of military air history.

The museum opened for the 2022 season at the weekend.

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