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Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee
Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee

Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee

One of the highlights of the Platinum Jubilee weekend will be a large flypast over central London on Thursday 2nd June.

May
18
Military flypast over central London tomorrow
Military flypast over central London tomorrow

Military flypast over central London tomorrow

Look to the skies, as there's a flypast of aircraft over central London tomorrow (Thur 5th May) morning.

May
04
East London’s new military museum – RAF Hornchurch
East London’s new military museum – RAF Hornchurch

East London’s new military museum – RAF Hornchurch

A new museum opened a few months ago in East London telling the history of a major RAF airfield that helped defend London during WW2 - RAF Hornchurch.

Aug
19
2021
Watching the RAF100 Flypast
Watching the RAF100 Flypast

Watching the RAF100 Flypast

How wonderful of the RAF to put on a great big military flypast right in the middle of the week when loads of people in the city can pop out for 10 minutes to watch it.

Jul
10
2018
Details released for RAF’s 100th birthday flypast over Central London
Details released for RAF’s 100th birthday flypast over Central London

Details released for RAF’s 100th birthday flypast over Central London

A huge flypast will take place over central London on Tuesday 10th July to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, and the flight details have now been released.

Jun
27
2018
See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend
See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend

See some military aircraft in Guildhall Yard this weekend

This weekend there's a chance to get very close and personal with a number of military aircraft, right in the heart of the City of London.

Apr
19
2018
Red Arrows to fly over London on Saturday
Red Arrows to fly over London on Saturday

Red Arrows to fly over London on Saturday

A large formation of military aircraft, including the Red Arrows will fly over Central London on Saturday lunchtime, for the Queen's official birthday.

Jun
16
2017
The Mansion, The Military, The Museum – Bentley Priory
The Mansion, The Military, The Museum – Bentley Priory

The Mansion, The Military, The Museum – Bentley Priory

Through a locked gate, down a road past more locked gates, and here on the edges of London is a grand building that played a very secretive role during WW2.

Aug
27
2016
The WW2 fortification in a Nth London park
The WW2 fortification in a Nth London park

The WW2 fortification in a Nth London park

If you were talking a wander through a nature reserve in North London one day, you might notice a rather shabby looking concrete hut peeking out of the bushes.

May
30
2016
RAF flypast over central London on Friday
RAF flypast over central London on Friday

RAF flypast over central London on Friday

This coming Friday, at lunchtime, look to the skies, as a military flypast will take place over central London.

Jul
05
2015
Centenary Open Day at RAF Northolt
Centenary Open Day at RAF Northolt

Centenary Open Day at RAF Northolt

RAF Northolt is 100 years old, and will be hosting a centenary open day in June, with a flying display, static aircraft, stalls and many other activities and demonstrations.

Feb
08
2015
How to request your own Spitfire flypast over London
How to request your own Spitfire flypast over London

How to request your own Spitfire flypast over London

I mentioned this briefly a while back, but as the deadline is approaching it’s worth reminding people that it is possible to request your very own flypast by the RAF for your village fete or school event, or other suitable

Sep
13
2011
A tour inside RAF Bentley Priory
A tour inside RAF Bentley Priory

A tour inside RAF Bentley Priory

Sitting inside a park in North London lies a former stately home which was during World War II, one of the main command centres for the Battle of Britain. RAF Bentley Priory, or plain Bentley Priory as it is know

Sep
08
2011
North Weald Airfield Museum
North Weald Airfield Museum

North Weald Airfield Museum

Just outside the comfort zone of the M25 barrier, on one of those long snaking rural roads that link villages together lies a small house with a stone memorial in its front garden.

Jul
04
2011
Military Flypasts over London in 2011
Military Flypasts over London in 2011

Military Flypasts over London in 2011

Collating details as they are published of the various military aircraft flypasts over London and local area, as I do – and it is about as ready as it is likely to get. Apart from the big flypast in June

Mar
28
2011

Visiting the “Battle of Britain” Underground Bunker

Another in the occasional series on gaining access to places which are not conventionally open to the public.

Feb
22
2009

Photos at the Red Arrows flypast

I dutifully wandered over to London Bridge at lunchtime to get hoped for photos of the Red Arrows flying overhead and with Tower Bridge in the shot. As I arrived, I was pleasantly shocked to see the was quite a

Apr
01
2008

Red Arrows flypast over London

As part of the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Air Force as a distinct military unit – there will be a flypast over London tomorrow (Tuesday April 1st) by the infamous Red Arrows – and it is

Mar
31
2008