During a display at Yeovil in 2008, the Historic Aircraft Collection Nimrod II developed an engine problem that necesitated the aircraft being dismantled and trucked back to Retrotec in Sussex for a complete engine stripdown. Along with the engineering work taking place on the engine, the opportunity was also taken of giving the airframe a major servicing as well. Following succesful bench testing, the engine was returned to the airframe.
By the 4th May the wings had been attached and in the process of being rigged.
The wings arrived back at Duxford seperately during the morning of the 29th April, and just after 1.30 in the afternoon a low loader, with the fuselage firmly attached, arrived outside hangar 3 and was off loaded.