For reasons which I am still unable to determine, there will be a World War 2 era plane flying over Parliament on Wednesday evening.

Not a coup, as far as I can tell, but probably a flypast to mark an event within the hallowed corridors of power.

The flypast though, will be visible to anyone in the area of course, and while the BBMF is frustratingly silent on the routes their planes will take, I would guess a flypast from east to west over the top of the building will take place — so that our elected leaders on the riverside terrace can have a good view.

The plane in the flypast is the Douglas C-47 Dakota, which was the main troop transport plane during WW2, and especially during the D-Day landings.

The flypast will take place at 7:30pm on Wednesday evening (25th June) — weather permitting.

179126_384404971615910_1093180_nLancaster bomber flypast in June 2012


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  1. Andrew says:

    Anniversary of the start of the Berlin Airlift? Or the start of the Korean War?

  2. Chris says:

    I’m pretty sure it will be to commemorate the start of the Berlin Airlift in 1948. The Dakota played a major part in it.

  3. Brendan says:

    Probably unrelated, but it is Uniform to Work day which is being promoted amongst civil servants

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