Knowing the rough route the flypast was due to take, I wandered over to Shoreditch to photograph the flypast from a more unusual location.

Even though it is used for professional filming, the security guard refused to let me onto the roof of the NCP multi-story car park in Shoreditch, as his boss had apparently got annoyed about people using it to take photos of the skyline.

Boo, hiss.

So I ended up hanging around by a patch of derelict land, which lacking tall buildings meant I got more sky than usual for that part of town, albeit less sky than I had hoped for.

C130 and King Air

Two C130 aircraft provided by RAF Lyneham escorted by two King Air provided by RAF Cranwell.

Helicopters

One Chinook and two Puma helicopters provided by Joint Helicopter Command from RAF Odiham and RAF Benson.

C130 and King Air

Two C130 aircraft provided by RAF Lyneham escorted by two King Air provided by RAF Cranwell.

Typhoon and Tornado

Two Typhoon provided by RAF Leuchars and two Tornado GR4 provided by RAF Marham.

Red Arrows over Shoreditch

Red Arrows over Shoreditch

I suspect they might be speeding

I suspect they might be speeding

Red Arrows over Shoreditch

Red Arrows over Shoreditch


Article last updated on June 11th, 2021 at 09:01 am

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6 comments
  1. Carlos says:

    Great shots, thanks for sharing

  2. IX(B) Sqn says:

    Thanks – nice to see we weren’t too far out of formation!
    IX(B) Sqn, RAF Marham

  3. Hazel Armstrong says:

    We were in Temple Square and had a great view of the fly past. Thanks to you we can now label our photographs with the correct name. However, there were two white planes that flew over before the red arrows-name please.

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