Photo credit: Rex Features/David Fisher
The QE2 arrived at port ahead of its farewell voyage, Southampton, UK yesterday.
As the clock struck 11am, a million poppies were dropped from a Tiger Moth aircraft over the vessel.
The ship is currently sailing to its new home in Dubai where it is to be a floating hotel.
- See Flight’s archives for more flybys with a maritime theme and see HMS Illustrious from last week which had a model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter onboard as it sailed down the Thames.
- See also a US Marine Corps Bell-Boieng MV-22 Osprey making history by landing aboard UK Royal Navy’s strike carrier HMS Illustrious