RAF celebrates 100 years with massive London flypast

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s 100 planes.

The Royal Air Force will be celebrating a century of service tomorrow by flying up to 100 aircrafts over London.

Starting at Ipswich, the flypast is scheduled to pass over Buckingham Palace at 1 p.m. The celebration will be prefaced by a parade of RAF servicemen and women at 11:25 on The Mall.

The Queen and Prince of Wales will present RAF with a new Queen’s Colour. They will remain, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family to observe the historic flypast.

The RAF promises the flypast to be “a spectacle,” featuring a variety of aircrafts including Spitfires, and a WWII Lancaster bomber.

Olivia Gehrke

Olivia Gehrke is a journalist hailing from Boston, Massachusetts and currently studies journalism and philosophy at Boston University. She previously has done editorial work for Boston Magazine, Boston Hassle, Boston University News Service, and WTBU. A music enthusiast, Olivia hosts No Problem, her radio show on WTBU featuring Boston-based independent artists, and is the Promotions Director for the station, as well. When not at a gig, Olivia enjoys writing music of her own and playing guitar in her band. You can find her on Twitter @oggehrke