Platinum Jubilee

Platinum Jubilee: What will the Queen's Birthday Parade flypast look like?

The Queen's Birthday Parade during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will culminate in a six-minute flypast over Buckingham Palace.

Preparations are well underway for the four days of celebrations that will see the Queen become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

To mark the end of the Queen's Birthday Parade on Thursday, more than 70 aircraft from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force will take to the skies of central London - including the Red Arrows and historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Although the exact aircraft taking part is subject to change, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed an expected flypast formation.

The flypast

Leading the flypast will be Royal Navy Wildcat, Merlin and British Army Apache helicopters.

These will be followed by three RAF Pumas and three RAF Chinook helicopters.

Watch: Last major flypast rehearsal ahead of Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The RAF helicopters will be followed by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with one Lancaster bomber, three Spitfires and two Hurricanes set to fly.

Next up will be an RAF Phenom, a Multi Engine Pilot Training aircraft, and four RAF Texan aircraft, with a number of RAF aircraft close behind.

This is set to include, in order, three RAF Hercules C-130s, an RAF Atlas, RAF C-17, RAF Poseidon P-8A submarine hunter and an RAF Rivet Joint.

An RAF Voyager will then fly alongside an RAF Typhoon and an F-35B.

The RAF's VIP Voyager 'Vespina' will follow, flanked by four more F-35B fighters.

Four RAF Hawk T2 aircraft will fly over before the Red Arrows complete the flypast.