The RAF Centenary Flypast

In Military History, Featured

This year, across the UK, we have been marking the centenary of the Royal Air Force, with a great selection of new books uncovering the awe-inspiring and daring histories of RAF pilots, and with events across the country honouring the servicemen and women.  

When is the RAF100 flypast?

Tomorrow, 10 July 2018, the largest concentration of military aircraft in recent memory takes to the skies of London to mark this monumental anniversary, which will include an incredible display over the Mall and Buckingham Palace. 

The flypast will begin to form over Suffolk to the west of Ipswich at around 12.45pm, before making its way over Colchester and Chelmsford.

What is it?

Approximately 100 jets, helicopers and aeroplanes will be taking part, including Spitfires, the Red Arrows and moden aircraft, so this is sure to be a breathtaking, once-in-a-lifetime display. See below the list from The Royal Air Force on which aircraft are due to take part. It's certainly not one to be missed!

Make sure you're following Osprey Books on Twitter to see some of the incredible scenes from the day.

RAF fly pastSource: The Royal Air Force

The event marks the start of the RAF100 Aircraft tour, which travels to Newcastle, Northern Ireland, Birmingham, Glasgow and Manchester, and you can discover more of the amazing events going on up and down the UK, by clicking here.

Read more about the RAF's incredible history 

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PAUL W posted on 26 Jul 2018 14:03:49
An amazing spectacle, viewed it with many others by Victoria.
AdamC posted on 11 Jul 2018 12:33:10
Hi Mark, there are indeed Meteors and Vampires still flying in the UK. We have a privately owned Vampire T.11 (WZ507) that still flies at air shows and at least three airworthy Meteors (two T.7s and a TT.20). Martin-Baker still uses one (WA638 - the oldest flying British jet in the world) to test ejection seats - this will be on display at RIAT 2018 although won't be flying sadly. We also have at least two airworthy Venoms that still make regular air show appearances.
Mark Lardas posted on 9 Jul 2018 20:53:15
Right side of the pond is Europe. Left side is America
Mark Lardas posted on 9 Jul 2018 20:52:52
A few years back I saw some privately-owned Meteors and Vampires fly at an air show in the US. That was on my side of the pond. Are there any on the left side, in Europe? If there are, it would be a shame if they were not included.

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