On Saturday 19 May 2012, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations started in Windsor with a spectacular Parade and Muster. This included a flypast by 78 RAF aircraft along the Long Walk at Windsor.
Tens of thousands of spectators lined the Long Walk to watch a spectacular flypast celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
At 11.00am a tight formation diamond of nine Typhoon fighter jets flew up from the south, over snow hill, along the length of the long walk and over the Castle.
The Queen and 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force were in the Castle Grounds parading in a joint services ‘Muster’.
Next, helicopters and various types transport aircraft flew with the cheers of the crowd increasing as The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight of a Lancaster bomber and four Spitfires flew overhead.
Visual highlights included twenty RAF Tucanos forming the the shape of a “60” and 27 Hawks flying in an “E II R” formation.
The finale was the Red Arrows formation team who raced their iconic red hawk jets along the long walk trailing red, white and blue smoke to dramatic effect.