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(From Aberdeen Press & Journal)
THE UK Government has been urged to stop dismantling the cancelled RAF Nimrod spy-plane fleet and put them in storage in case they are needed in the future.
First Minister Alex Salmond said taking apart the nine MRA4 planes after spending GBP4billion to build them was an 'extraordinary waste of resources and a tragic mistake'. The Gordon MSP said the decision to take the fleet out of service was 'crazy' because a hole had been created in the UK's defence capability.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed last week that work to dismantle the planes, which were due to be based at RAF …