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Jul 13, 2018

Celebrating 100 years of Britain’s RAF

Celebrating 100 years of Britain’s RAF

Queen Elizabeth and senior royals watched almost 100 aircraft, from World War Two Spitfires to the newest stealth fighter jet fly over to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain’s Royal Air Force

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Aircraft from the RAF take part in a flypast rehearsal, ahead of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations, over RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Aircraft from the RAF take part in a flypast rehearsal, ahead of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations, over RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Aircraft from the RAF take part in a flypast rehearsal, ahead of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations, over RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Aircraft from the RAF take part in a flypast rehearsal, ahead of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations, over RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Aircraft from the RAF take part in a flypast rehearsal, ahead of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations, over RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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Aircraft from the RAF take part in a flypast rehearsal, ahead of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations, over RAF Cranwell in Lincolnshire PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS

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A military band marches along the Mall ahead of a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force, in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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The Red Arrows perform a fly past over Trafalgar Square to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANNAH MCKAY/REUTERS

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Vintage military aircraft perform a fly past over Trafalgar Square to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANNAH MCKAY/REUTERS

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Military aircraft perform a fly past over Trafalgar Square to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANNAH MCKAY/REUTERS

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Military aircraft perform a fly past over Buckingham Palace to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Typhoon jets take part in a flypast over the financial district of London KEVIN COOMBS/REUTERS

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The Red Arrows perform a fly past over the Mall and Buckingham Palace to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Typhoon jets take part in a flypast over the financial district of London KEVIN COOMBS/REUTERS

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Military aircraft perform a fly past over the Mall and Buckingham Palace to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth is joined by members of the Royal Family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as they watch a fly past to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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The Red Arrows perform a fly past over the Queen Victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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RAF personnel stand in formation in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Military helicopters head for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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An F35 lightening flies over the Queen victoria Memorial and Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Military helicopters fly over London as they head for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Military helicopters fly over London, heading for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Members of the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly over London, heading for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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The Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly over London, heading for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Members of the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team fly over London, heading for Buckingham Palace, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HANDOUT/REUTERS

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Military aircraft perform a fly past over the Mall and Buckingham Palace to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force in central London HENRY NICHOLLS/REUTERS

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