32 Squadron BAe 146 participates in Queen’s Birthday flypast


BAe 146 CC2 ZE700 of No.32 (The Royal) Squadron

BAe 146 CC2 ZE700 of No.32 (The Royal) Squadron flies in formation with a C-17 during the Queen’s 90th birthday flypast (Nick Challoner)

On 11 June, BAe 146 CC2 ZE700 (msn E1021) of No.32 (The Royal) Squadron participated in the flypast over London to mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The flypast included representative examples of all the principal types in service with the RAF, as well as historic aircraft such as a Spitfire and Hurricane. It began at 12:00 noon, and lasted just three minutes. The 146, callsign “claret”, flew in formation with a much larger Boeing C-17, as the fifth element of the flypast.

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