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Red Arrows over SE1 for RAF birthday flypast

The Red Arrows flew in formation along the Thames with four Typhoon aircraft on Tuesday lunchtime to mark the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.

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The Red Arrows and four RAF Typhoon aircraft fly over the Blue Fin Building on Bankside
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Staff at the Blue Fin Building watch the flypast
Red Arrows over SE1 for RAF birthday flypast
Map courtesy RAF

This is the first time that the Red Arrows and Typhoon aircraft have flown in formation over London. The flypast was intended by the RAF as a celebration of its birthday and a 'thank you' to all airmen and women who have served on operations during the past 90 years.

The flypast started just south of London City Airport at approximately 12.58pm before passing The O2, Canary Wharf, Wapping, Tower Bridge, passing just south of Tate Modern, before overflying the London Eye at 1pm The formation continued over the Ministry of Defence, Green Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.

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