Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Buckingham Palace in 2005 - with Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane CREDIT MoD
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RAF 100: Iconic Aircraft Line-Up For Rare London Flypast

The event will see the largest concentration of military jets over the capital in recent memory.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Buckingham Palace in 2005 - with Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane CREDIT MoD

Cover: the traditional Battle of Britain Memorial Flight formation of the Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane approaching Buckingham Palace in 2005. (Picture: MoD)

One hundred aircraft will take part in a flypast over central London to mark the RAF's centenary year.

The event will see the largest concentration of military jets over the capital in recent memory.

It will feature a range of planes from different eras of the RAF's history, including Spitfires and modern state-of-the-art aircraft.

RAF 100 Flypast Route Map 2018 CREDIT RAF
The RAF flypast will begin over Suffolk to the west of Ipswich at around 12.45. (Picture: Royal Air Force)

Hundreds of RAF personnel will also take part in a parade up Horse Guards Road and The Mall towards the Palace.

Air Chief Marshal, Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Hillier, said: "This once-in-a-lifetime flypast will provide an iconic centrepiece for the RAF100 celebrations.

"In our centenary year, we are commemorating those that have come before us, celebrating our current personnel and, ultimately, inspiring a new generation to write the next chapters in the RAF's story."

Depending on weather and operational commitments, the flypast will include the Lightning, Puma, Chinook, Juno, Jupiter, Dakota, Lancaster, Hurricane, Spitfire, Prefect, Tucano, Shadow, Hercules, Atlas A400M, C-17, BAe 146, Sentinel, Voyager, Rivet Joint, E-3D Sentry, Hawk T1 and T2, Tornado GR4, Typhoon and the Red Arrows.

The formation is due to pass over Buckingham Palace at 1pm on July 10 to mark 100 days since the April 1 anniversary of the RAF.