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Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Sun May 20, 2012 6:15 pm

19th May 2012, over 3000 service personnel paraded at Windsor, to mark the armed forces contribution to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of her serving as head of state.

A major flypast started with 9 RAF Typhoon aircraft in 'Diamond 9' formation, a similar formation ended it with the Red Arrows doing the same.
In between, there was a large helicopter formation, as well as Tucano trainers spelling out '60', an even bigger (28 aircraft) of Hawks denoting her official 'E II R' symbol of office, a VC-10 in what is probably the last such formation this aircraft will take part in prior to retirement, along with Tornado's, C-130's and the Lancaster and Spitfires from the RAF's Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C25DBkyOgvo&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtRdZX0Il_s

[Edited 2012-05-20 11:16:33]
 
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RE: Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Sun May 20, 2012 7:46 pm

That video is awesome, thanks for sharing. Well done.
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RE: Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Sun May 20, 2012 8:22 pm

I am so gutted I was working when this all happened, I would definately have been there!
 
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RE: Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Sun May 20, 2012 10:22 pm

Amazing, makes me proud to be British  
Also, the upmost respect has to be given to our Armed Forces. Highly trained, skilled, brave professionals. And to all those that have fallen too.

We Will Remember Them.

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RE: Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Mon May 21, 2012 12:53 am

Some interesting pointers in the general aviation thread:
Monarchs From Around The World Flying Into UK (by Bthebest May 18 2012 in Civil Aviation)
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It is a deadly cancer on American society
Those who believe otherwise are consumed by an ideology
That is impervious to evidence
 
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RE: Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Mon May 21, 2012 1:14 am

Quoting HaveBlue (Reply 1):
That video is awesome, thanks for sharing. Well don

Very nice video... But where where the C-17's? I suspect they are doing what they always do... Working hard!

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RE: Huge Flypast For Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:09 am

A smaller flypast yesterday but with a much larger crowd, the culmination of the Diamond Jubilee;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18333746

A view from two of the BBMF aircraft;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18334001

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