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In Pictures: Dazzling display marks 100 years of RAF

Thousands gathered around The Mall to watch the flypast.

The royal family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch an impressive flypast marking the RAF centenary.

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The Red Arrows fly in formation over Buckingham Palace (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Eyes up as the younger royals crane their necks to watch the aircraft (Paul Grover/Daily Telegraph/PA)
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RAF personnel within the grounds of Buckingham Palace form a message for the Queen (Ministry of Defence/PA)
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22 RAF Typhoons formed the number 100 as they flew over the palace (Steve Parsons/PA)
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An RAF A400M Atlas above central London (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Tennis fans at Wimbledon had a good view of the spectacle (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Military helicopters were part of the display (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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Chinooks from RAF Odiham during the flypast (Ministry of Defence/PA)
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From left, the Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Queen, Duchess of Sussex, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge had a prime spot for the display (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Prince of Wales with his brother and sister-in-law (Victoria Jones/PA)
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The Duchess of Cambridge took a break from her maternity leave to be at today’s events (Victora Jones/PA)
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Meghan was seen leaving the balcony with her hand on her husband’s back (Victoria Jones/PA)
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Red Arrows flying over Buckingham Palace (Ministry of Defence/PA)
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A view from inside the cockpit (Ministry of Defence/PA)
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RAF veterans were given a prime viewing spot (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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At nearby Horseguards, some of the RAF’s planes were on display for the veterans to view (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the presentation of a new Queen’s Colour to the Royal Air Force (Victoria Jones/PA)

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