Saturday, June 11, 2016
Royal flyby and flotilla
For complicated reasons (there's a complete Wikipedia page on the topic) she has two birthdays, but then again she is The Queen so I guess who's to say no.
Anyhow, one of them was today or round about now so there was a flyby over London and flotilla first up then down the Thames.
While unable to properly be at either I had a fair sight of the former whoosh over the City on its east to west track, a collection of 29 aircraft from Spitfires to Typhoons plus of course the Red Arrows (above).
During the afternoon there was a trickle of boats, classic rowing or Dunkirk Little Ships heading back up the Thames from the flotilla: