As part of the Fly 100 events to commemorate the Royal Navyâ€™s first â€œairshipâ€, the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will be in Greenwich from tomorrow (Wed 6th) lunchtime.
For photo opportunity fans:
The timetable is Gravesend at 9am and Greenwich at 11:30am, so she should pass through the Thames Barrier somewhere between 10-11am. I shall be there with camera!
There will then be a flypast of every current Front Line helicopter type passing up the Thames over HMS Illustrious on Thursday at noon.
From Thur-Sun there will be static aircraft displays in Greenwich Old Naval College.
On Sat & Sun at 2pm, there will be helicopter displays over the river by the College.
Update - Fireworks on Thursday night at 10pm.
2nd Update – I was very fortunate to get a tour of the aircraft carrier, my review of the tour here.
3rd 4th Update – The departure from Greenwich, delayed from Monday (and Tuesday) has now been set for Wednesday at 4am.