Platinum Jubilee

In pictures: Queen's Birthday Parade culminates in military flypast

More than 70 aircraft from the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force took part in a six-minute flypast to mark the end of the Queen's Birthday Parade.

The Queen stood on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the aircraft fly over alongside other members of the Royal Family.

Thousands lined The Mall as aircraft including Typhoon fighter jets, British Army Apache helicopters and Red Arrows flew over. 

Earlier, the Queen made her first balcony appearance of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations – to take a salute of her soldiers returning from Trooping the Colour.

The Jubilee Queen, head of the Armed Forces, carefully inspected the military from up high as she stood with her cousin, the Duke of Kent – Colonel of the Scots Guards.

Cover image: MOD Crown Copyright.

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