Land’s End Airport’s old fire appliance has taken her final journey, destined for a museum in Lincolnshire.

The 31-year-old appliance, which has served Land’s End Airport since 2008, will now be on display at RAF Binbrook Heritage Centre.

It follows the arrival of a state-of-the-art fire appliance at the airport last year, following a £200,000 investment by airport owners the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group.

Airport Manager Chris Pearson said: “She was registered in 1986 and was a good age for a fire appliance. It was sad to see her go but having the new appliance in operation has been exciting for everyone involved.”

The new appliance is the first of its kind in the UK and was built to the company’s specifications in Austria by Rosenbauer, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of firefighting vehicles, following the award of the contract last summer.

Land’s End Airport’s 10 firefighters had a week’s training on the new appliance before it was put into service as the airport’s primary response vehicle.