Nine PANAVIA Tornado F3s of the Royal Air Force part of
the 90 Aircraft Flypast Salute to Her Majesty the Queen
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The big surprise of RIAT Arrivals day was the attendance of Her Majesty the Queen and Royal party. I don't know how much a secret this was, but certainly I and other photographers I spoke to, were unaware it was to happen until we arrived at RAF Fairford.
The Queen was there to take the Royal Air Force 90 Aircraft Flypast Salute, marking the 90th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force.
Purely coincidence of course, but the rain stopped just before the Helicopter with the Royal Party arrived and didn't start again until after they left.
Royal Air Force - MoD Web Site
Royal Air Force - Wikipedia Entry
PANAVIA Tornado - PANAVIA Web Site
PANAVIA Tornado - Tribute Site
PANAVIA Tornado - Wikipedia Entry
Royal International Air Tattoo Web Site