Overshadowed somewhat by the RAF100 flypast over London the following month, this annual flypast after Trooping the Colour celebrates the Queen’s official birthday.

The RAF’s lineup for the Queen’s birthday flypast

Queen’s birthday flypast 2018 – my photos

Radio frequencies

Discrete UHF frequencies were used for coordination.


After formating north and east of London, the aircraft overflew The Mall and Buckingham Palace at 13:00. The sun was due south.

I took my photos from Waterloo Bridge.

View towards the City from Waterloo Bridge.