It’s anniversary time; bring forth the gaudy tail art

It’s anniversary time in the UK, with several Royal Air Force units in the process of marking the centenary of their formation; originally as part of the Royal Flying Corps.

Coningsby-based 3 Sqn commemorated its own milestone over the weekend, with a specially-painted Eurofighter Typhoon certainly bringing a bit of colour to proceedings (the stunning image below was captured by Flightglobal AirSpace image gallery user Adam Duffield during a night-time shoot at RAF Northolt). I’m not sure the choice will be going fleet-wide any time soon though.

Adam Duffield 560.jpgThe RAF’s 1 Sqn is currently resting without aircraft, following the retirement of its BAE Systems Harrier GR7/9s, but is a strong candidate to return with its own Typhoons some time soon. Also with a centenary this year is RAF Valley-based 4 Sqn, which now operates the BAE Hawk T2 advanced jet trainer.

The coming weekend will also be one to watch, with a mass flypast to be staged over Windsor on Saturday as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. In all, 78 military aircraft are expected to take part, including the Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Let’s hope for clear skies.


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