Queen’s Birthday Flypast

On Saturday 17th June Tornado aircraft from RAF Marham took part in the Queen’s Birthday Flypast in London.  Sqn Ldr Jim Furness of RAF Marham was the lead of the entire formation.

After months of planning and a practice run a few days before, which routed over the skies here at RAF Marham, the stage was set for the 29 aircraft from 8 different RAF stations to meet around 70 miles outside of London and proceed to the Mall.

The 2 Tornados from Marham flew alongside the Voyager, just ahead of the Red Arrows at the rear of the display.  Cpl Ash Keates and SAC Ed Wright from RAF Marham’s photographic section were on board the Voyager and captured the images you see here.

Sqn Ldr Furness said “It has been a great honour to lead the fly past for Her Majesty’s birthday celebrations this year. I couldn’t have asked for better weather and the entire team, from the aircrew and organisation to the support staff, have worked very hard to ensure that we could put on a superb show. I feel very fortunate to have taken part in the fly past on three previous occasions, not only in a Tornado GR4, but also as the crew of a BBMF Lancaster and a BBMF Dakota. Flying over the capital and seeing the crowds on the Mall and the Royal family on the balcony of Buckingham Palace is an amazing sight to see.”

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