LONDON, ENGLAND – More than 70 aircraft from the British Armed Forces, also known as Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, took part in a six-minute flypast on the first day this week of Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee celebrations. Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate 70 years of service for the kingdom – a platinum jubilee.
Queen Elizabeth and members of the Royal Family appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony in front of ten thousands of spectators to watch the scheduled flypast take place.
The impressive and spectacular six-minute flypast of more than 70 aircraft showcased the best of the best the British Armed Forces has to offer – Apache helicopters, F-35 Lightning II and Typhoons fighter jets, and ofcourse The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force’s Aerobatic Display Team. The aircraft participated in the flypast on the first day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery also fired a 82-gun salute in Hyde Park in honour of the Queen following the Queen’s Birthday Parade, the so called Trooping the Colour Parade.
Elizabeth Alexandra Mary – better known as Elizabeth II – was born in London on April 21, 1926, and has been Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand since February 6, 1952.
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