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1:26pm on Tuesday, 10th July, 2018:

RAF 100


Well that was really something!

It's the hundredth anniversary of the RAF today, and there was a flypast over Buckingham Palace of 100 aircraft. Around 75-80 of them flew right over our garden, so low that some were casting huge shadows on our lawn.

The most staggering, heart-in-mouth part came right at the end when 22 Typhoons flew directly above. Damn, but that was impressive!

Later, they grouped up to read 100, which looked pretty good but wasn't the same as having jet engines roaring past so close that you can feel them in your bones.

Yes, OK, so they're machines for meting out instant death to assorted foriegners, but as machines I couldn't help but admire them.

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