RAF’s 98th Birthday Display – Horse Guards Parade – 2 April 2016

To celebrate the ninety-eighth anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force three aircraft from the RAF Museum were positioned in front of the Admiralty Extension (often referred to as the Old Admiralty) on Horse Guards Parade. The Typhoon is a mobile replica usually to be seen at the likes of the Farnborough International Airshow, and the Spitfire LFXVIe ‘TB675’ (actually RW393) and Sopwith Snipe are exhibits briefly allowed out from the RAF Museum at Hendon. The anniversary event took place on the Friday 1 April, which was also used to promote the build up to the centenary in 2018. The images here depict various stages of the aircraft’s removal the following day.

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VE Day 70th Anniversary Celebrations – London – 10 May 2015

Some images to tell the story of the day’s events, from Westminster Abbey via Whitehall to St. James’s Park:

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Westminster, London, UK - 10th May 2015. The VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations on the Sunday began with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey attended by members of the Royal Family, veterans and invited guests. Afterwards a procession journeyed down Whitehall to St. James's Park, followed by a flypast over Horse Guards Parade by the RAF's Red Arrows and wartime fighters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Westminster, London, UK - 10th May 2015. The VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations on the Sunday began with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey attended by members of the Royal Family, veterans and invited guests. Afterwards a procession journeyed down Whitehall to St. James's Park, followed by a flypast over Horse Guards Parade by the RAF's Red Arrows and wartime fighters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Westminster, London, UK - 10th May 2015. The VE Day 70th anniversary celebrations on the Sunday began with a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey attended by members of the Royal Family, veterans and invited guests. Afterwards a procession journeyed down Whitehall to St. James's Park, followed by a flypast over Horse Guards Parade by the RAF's Red Arrows and wartime fighters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Trafalgar Square, London, UK - 10th May 2015. A group of period dressed re-enactors re-enact VE Day in Trafalgar Square

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