Flypast


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At 12:20pm two Chinooks, two Apache helicopters, one Sea King MK4, a C-130-J Hercules and two GR4 Tornados came up over South London and flew low over St Paul’s Cathedral and past the skyline of the City of London.

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The conditions weren’t spectacular. Looking south over Clerkenwell from the roof of the Angel Building through a smoggy haze into the still quite low early spring sun. But Angel is where I happened to be, so it had to do.

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And the helicopters flew straight over Angel, on a circuit to return over the West End.

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All part of the pageantry that marked the end of Britain’s 13 year involvement in the war in Afghanistan

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With a hat tip to IanVisits for the, uh, heads up.

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