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Onboard with an RAF Marham Tornado for Queen's birthday
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Onboard the Tornado with Sqn Ldr Gareth 'Gaz' Littlechild

Six Tornados from RAF Marham took part in the Queen's birthday celebration flypast over Buckingham Palace on Saturday, 12 June 2010.

The fighters were joined by Spitfires, Hurricanes, Tristar refuelling aircraft and The Red Arrows.

The flypast took nine months to plan due to the different aircraft speeds.

"It is a privilege and it is good fun, but more in retrospect than in the planning phases," said Sqn Ldr Gareth 'Gaz' Littlechild.

The much faster RAF Tornados met up with the World War II veterans above Chelmsford to make sure that they arrived over London at the same time.

Once over the capital city, the planes synchronised for a three minute flypast over The Mall and Buckingham Palace.

BBC Look East provided RAF Marham with a camera to capture the experience of flying with the RAF.




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