Upwards of 100 military aircraft are due to join a huge flypast over central London this coming July.
While The Queen gets a military flypast over Buckingham Palace for her birthday, the RAF are this year getting their own birthday flypast, to mark their 100th birthday.
The flypast will take place on the afternoon of 10th July, and is expected to form up over Essex before heading over East London as they line up to pass over The Mall and Buckingham Palace.
The flypast will then disperse, with planes and helicopters heading over other military bases around West London and the Home Counties.
As there will be a mass parade along the Mall by thousands of servicemen and women, the Mall itself is expected to be sealed off. Fortunately, a flypast is a pretty easy thing to see from the distance, and anywhere along the route within the City or East London is going to get the full flypast experience.
If you’re cunning, maybe book tickets to be at the top of The Shard, or other suitable high locations around London on the day.
Ahead of the flypast, Horseguards Parade will be taken over by the RAF for an exhibition of aircraft covering the RAF’s history, from WW1, to WW2, to the Cold War, to the modern age.
The exhibition will take place 6th-9th July.