Planes across London skies

There’s a Spitfire on my nose and planes across the skies! 

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force – and to commemorate the occasion, a lot of people gathered near The Mall for the celebrations – and waiting to watch the parades

and especially the fly past across the London, along The Mall and over Buckingham Palace!

Standing to attention as the national anthem was played …

And then the crowds became very quiet as everyone was waiting for the first of the flyovers – well, except for George barking.

First came the Chinooks

and then planes flew in formation overhead – one by one, two by twos and in spectacular formation.

And then the formation of “100” in the skies!

Before the crowd cheered as the much loved Red Arrows flew trailing red, white and blue!

What a fabulous flypast! Happy 100 RAF – and onto the next 100 years.

May’s comment:  There were seven minutes after the last of the ceremonies and before the first of the fly past.  The crowd of thousands all along The Mall and across the nearby parks fell eerily quiet – all straining for the sound of coming planes and helicopters. And then they came and everyone just stood in silence watching them fly past. It was pretty spectacular!

These were the planes that flew past today – as part of the celebration of the formation of the Royal Air Force 100 years ago when the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service merged to become the world’s first independent air service.A few years ago, I talked a gentleman of the Spitfire Club into giving me his Spitfire pin! LOL! Much treasured. 

2 Comments

  1. Frank Gee

    RAF 100 years Congratulations.

  2. Rita Betteridge and Gracie

    Congratulations indeed….my dad was in the first world war and was in The Royal Flying Corps the predecessor of the RAF.

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