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Queens Diamond Jubilee Flypast - 19/05 Windsor

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Queens Diamond Jubilee Flypast - 19/05 Windsor

Post by Flyingmonster » Mon May 21, 2012 8:51 pm

Queens Diamond Jubilee Flypast
19/05 Windsor

Saturday saw a spectacular flypast over the top of Windsor Castle as thousands of members of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force took part in a parade to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The Flypast included 78 current and historic aircraft from the AAC, FAA and the RAF.
Aircraft involved

Army Air Corps
1x AH64 Apache
1x Lynx MK7
1x Gazelle
1x Bell 212

Fleet Air Arm
1x Merlin HM1
1x Lynx MK8
1x Sea King ASaC.7
1x Sea King HC4

Royal Air Force
1x Chinook HC3
1x Puma
1x Sea King HAR3
1x Merlin HC3
9x Typhoons (Various Marks)
1x Lancaster B1 (BBMF)
3x Spirtfires (Various Marks - BBMF)
20x Tucano Mk1
2x C130 Hercules
1x VC10
2x Tornado GR4s
27x Hawks (T1 and T2)
9x Hawks (RAFAT)
The start of the Parade began with a “Diamond Nine” formation flypast of RAF Typhoons based at RAF Coningsby with aircraft from 3, 11, 17 and 29 Squadrons.

To close the celebrations, the flypast of 78-aircraft from all three Services took place including helicopters from all 3 services, the Lancaster and Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight; Hercules, VC10 and Tornado aircraft; Hawks flying in the “E II R” formation and Tucanos flying in the “60” formation and finishing with the world-renowned Red Arrows flying their new 3D Diamond formation.

Helicopter Element - The RAF leading the way with the AAC behind and the FAA taking up the tail end charlie.

The BBMF Element led by Avro Lancaster B.1 PA474 with 4 Spitfires of various marks.
Binky Airways

60 Years Formation - Made up from 20 Tucano T1's from 1 FTS

C130 Hercules Formation - 2 Aircraft from 24 and 30 Squadrons based at Brize Norton.

VC10 from 101 Squadron with 2 Marham Tornado GR4's
Binky Airways

EIIR Formation - 208 Squadron made up the R, 100 Squadron and NFWS made up the II and IV(R) Squadron made up the E using a mixed formation of T1's and T2's (27 in Total)

The RAFAT The Red arrows closed the flypast trailing Red, White and Blue smoke in their brand new 3D Diamond Nine formation.

A superb show of force by all of the air arms and crews involved!!

Thanks to all who have posted! :thumb:

Boo boo (aka Jamie)

'The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down!' - Yeager


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