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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast: Royal Wedding of William and Catherine Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

At 1330 hours a flypast comprising of a Spitfire, Hurricane and Lancaster from the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) followed by two Tornado GR4s from 41 (R) Squadron, RAF Coningsby and two Typhoons from 6 Squadron, RAF Leuchars flew over Admiralty Arch, along the Mall and over Buckingham Palace.

Eight selected RAF personnel lined the path outside the Great West Door and over 60 Royal Air Force volunteers joined 60 personnel from the Queens Colour Squadron and members of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force to line the streets of Whitehall between Horse Guards and the Cenotaph.

More than 1,300 personnel from across the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force played a key role in the ceremonial elements of the Royal Wedding today. Their roles included Guard duties, lining the ceremonial route, musical support through ceremonial bands, and a spectacular seven-aircraft flypast from the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and two Tornado and two Typhoon fast jets.

Representing all of the Armed Forces inside the Abbey for the service was Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, Chief of the General Staff General Sir Peter Wall, and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton.

Further afield, troops in Afghanistan watched the service and held their own celebrations to wish the couple well.

Alongside his current Royal Air Force Search and Rescue role, HRH Prince William is also Commodore-in-Chief of Submarines, Colonel of the Irish Guards, Royal Honorary Air Commandant of RAF Coningsby and Patron of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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Taken on April 29, 2011