Wandered down towards Greenwich at lunchtime to watch the flyover of 20 helicopters over HMS Illustrious as part of the week’s celebrations.

I actually stayed on the north side by Island Gardens as I hoped to get shots of helicopters and the old naval college in the background. Alas, the helicopters were, as expected, too high – but also unexpectedly further north than I expected, so the photos didn’t happen.

I also later learned that the formation carried on along the river right up to central London, which means I would have got much better photos from the comfort of my flat! Oh well, you live and learn 🙂

Flypast over Greenwich to mark 100th anniversary of Navy flights

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  1. Darren Bertram says:

    You live and learn, indeed! I would have missed them if I hadn’t gone to the floor above to make a tea! 🙂

  2. dkent says:

    Thanks for the info. I did wonder why a formation of helicopters flew over Chiswick this afternoon. They must have been enroute to the airport in Northolt.

  3. That explains it! I was amazed to see these helicopters fly in formation over the National Archives yesterday lunch time.

  4. Sarah says:

    I did not know about this in advance and was impressed when they flew over the school where I work in Woolwich. Unfortunately I did not have my camera on me and I usually do! If it had been 10 minutes later then the kids would have been in the playground too and would have seen it. Never mind!
    I did go down to Greenwich after work tonight to have a look at te ship. Most impressive.

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