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Queen's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Old 6th May 2012, 18:38
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Yes. Someone does indeed know the TOT over Windsor.
Sorry I couldn't resist.
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Old 10th May 2012, 20:20
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And anyone near a certain base with royal connections watch out for the practice formation tuesday
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Old 11th May 2012, 15:59
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Want to watch this from Windsor Great Park. Anyone know what direction they will be travelling, ie heading from / to?
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Old 11th May 2012, 19:42
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South to North - http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/64/Queens%...0RA%28T%29.pdf
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Old 11th May 2012, 21:23
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a certain base with royal connections
What, Royal Air Force Lossiemouth? Or Royal Air Force Marham? Royal Air Force Leeming, perhaps?
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Old 15th May 2012, 15:17
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Anyone have a definitive list of participating aircraft?
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Old 15th May 2012, 15:22
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It may not be there, but the Vulcan first flew in '52. That would be the most appropriate bird to fly.
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Old 15th May 2012, 15:51
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Thanks for that - my Quarter is within Area C.

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Old 16th May 2012, 11:22
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Windsor Flypast

Think the timimgs are around 1125-1130 TOT
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Old 16th May 2012, 11:47
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I can find next to nothing on MoD websites about the Jubilee flypast. Such a major effort by the RAF on such a momentous occasion surely merits some publicity in advance. Am I missing something?
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Old 16th May 2012, 11:52
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From way back in February's MOD News


In honour of Her Majesty The Queen's 60-year reign Armed Forces personnel will parade through Windsor and muster at the castle on Saturday 19 May 2012.

Nearly 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force will parade through Windsor in the presence of Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh.

They will then muster in the castle grounds for a unique event before an audience of more than 3,000 Armed Forces personnel, their families, and veterans. An impressive, tri-Service flypast of current and historic aircraft will conclude the celebrations.

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Old 16th May 2012, 11:56
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That's it? We really don't do publicity very well in the UK forces, do we!
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Old 16th May 2012, 12:02
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One more at the 1953 Odiham review

IIRC just before the main fly past, R.A.F. Odiham witnessed a young Pilot Officer Quentin Oswell pass by in his Tiger Moth on a qualifying Cross country.
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Old 16th May 2012, 12:21
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Flypast Practice - Fri 16 May 12

Full flypast practice at Valley, on BBC website, click <HERE>
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Old 16th May 2012, 12:37
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Neville Duke, 1953, the year he was awarded the OBE, and the flypast would have been prior to setting a new world airspeed record in Sep.

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Old 16th May 2012, 13:01
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Three categories of arrival times: <100kts, <280kts, 360kts. All to be overhead at the same time within a 3 second window, I believe.......

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Old 16th May 2012, 15:18
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As I understand it:

Merlin
Sea King
Chinook
Puma
Lancaster
Sptifire X 3!
Hurricane
Tucano
Herc J
VC10
Tornado
Hawk
Sparrows

Total of 78
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Old 16th May 2012, 15:28
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What, no Typhoon?
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Old 16th May 2012, 15:45
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I am led to believe that a diamond 9 of Typhoons will kick the whole thing off at 1100L and that the rotary element of the main flypast circa 1226 will include Merlin, Chinook, Puma, Sea King, Apache, Lynx and Gazelle for a total of 12 cabs in some mix.(Presumably there will be RN and RAF Merlins and Sea Kings and RN and Army Lynx). Pity there don't seem to be any RAF ISTAR assets down for it...

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Old 17th May 2012, 08:13
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Where are the historics (apart from BBMF). Would have been a great sight to see types from across her reign....or has willy-waving politics got in the way?
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