In Pictures: Dazzling display marks 100 years of RAF

Thousands gathered around The Mall to watch the flypast.

The royal family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch an impressive flypast marking the RAF centenary.

Royal family on balcony for flypast

Eyes up as the younger royals crane their necks to watch the aircraft (Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA)

RAF personnel within the grounds of Buckingham Palace form a message for the Queen

RAF personnel within the grounds of Buckingham Palace form a message for the Queen (Ministry of Defence/PA)

RAF Typhoons

22 RAF Typhoons formed the number 100 as they flew over the palace (Steve Parsons/PA)

An RAF A400M Atlas above central London

An RAF A400M Atlas above central London (Steve Parsons/PA)

Tennis fans at Wimbledon

Tennis fans at Wimbledon had a good view of the spectacle (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Helicopters over London

Military helicopters were part of the display (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Chinooks from RAF Odiham during the flypast (Ministry of Defence/PA)

The royal family during the flypast

From left, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen, Duchess of Sussex, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge had a prime spot for the display (Victoria Jones/PA)

Meghan, Harry and William

The Prince of Wales with his brother and sister-in-law (Victoria Jones/PA)

Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge took a break from her maternity leave to be at today’s events (Victora Jones/PA)

Meghan and Harry

Meghan was seen leaving the balcony with her hand on her husband’s back (Victoria Jones/PA)

Red Arrows flying over Buckingham Palace

Red Arrows flying over Buckingham Palace (Ministry of Defence/PA)

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A view from inside the cockpit (Ministry of Defence/PA)

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RAF veterans were given a prime viewing spot (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

At nearby Horseguards, some of the RAF's planes were on display

At nearby Horseguards, some of the RAF’s planes were on display for the veterans to view (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the presentation of a new Queen’s Colour to the Royal Air Force (Victoria Jones/PA)

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11th Jul 2018
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I was there having made a last minute decision to go with my daughter. We are so glad we did and the highlight (the Reds a given!) was the 100 formation of Typhoons. Whilst a blue backdrop would have made prefect photos the cloud was a positive in that it cooled the temperature down to a comfortable level which in the last month has been unbearable. As soon as the sky cleared when we returned home it was back indoors to keep cooler.

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