H.M. the Queen's Birthday, Trooping the Colour 2012, the Flypast

The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on a Saturday in June.

 

On this page you find the 2012 Flypast, it was very windy and hard to get the planes in the picture but we have a few and we like to share with you.

The tradition of Trooping the Colour:
Although The Queen was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to celebrate the Sovereign's birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when good weather is more likely.

Trooping the Colour is carried out by fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, watched by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.

This military ceremony dates back to the early eighteenth century or earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (or 'trooped') down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.

Since 1748, this parade has also marked the Sovereign's official birthday. From the reign of Edward VII onwards, the Sovereign has taken the salute in person at Trooping the Colour.

During the ceremony, The Queen is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops.

After the massed bands have performed a musical 'troop', the escorted Regimental Colour is carried down the ranks.

The Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry then march past Her Majesty, and The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, rank past.

The Queen rides in a carriage back to Buckingham Palace at the head of her Guards, before taking the salute at the Palace from a dais. The troops then return to barracks.

Her Majesty then joins other members of the Royal Family on the palace balcony for a fly-past by the Royal Air Force.

The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour every year of her reign, except in 1955 when a national rail strike cancelled the event.

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Merlin

Seaking over Trafalgar Square

Seaking over Trafalgar Square  

Seaking over Trafalgar Square  

Merlin, Sea King, Puma an Chinook over the Mall

Merlin, Sea King, Puma an Chinook over the Mall
Merlin, Sea King, Puma an Chinook over the Mall

Merlin,Sea King,Puma,Chinook over Buckingham Palace

Merlin,Sea King,Puma,Chinook over Buckingham Palace

Merlin,Sea King,Puma,Chinook over Buckingham Palace

Merlin,Sea King,Puma,Chinook over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules & 2 X King Air

C-130 Hercules & King Air

C-130 Hercules over the Mall

C-130 Hercules over the Mall

C-130 Hercules over the Mall

C-130 Hercules over the Mall 

C-130 Hercules over the Mall 

C-130 Hercules over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules over Buckingham Palace

C-130 Hercules & 2 X King Air

VC10 C1K  & 2 X Typhoon FGR4


VC10 C1K  & 2 X Typhoon FGR4

VC10 C1K

VC10 C1K

VC10 C1K

VC10 C1K

VC10 C1K

Typhoon FGR4 over Buckingham Palace

Typhoon FGR4 over Buckingham Palace

Typhoon FGR4 over Buckingham Palace

Typhoon FGR4 over Buckingham Palace

VC10 C1K

VC10 C1K  & Typhoon FGR4

VC10 C1K  & 2 X Typhoon FGR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & 2 x Tornado GR4


E-3D Sentry AEW1 & 2 x Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & 2 x Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1

E-3D Sentry AEW1

Tornado GR4 over Buckingham Palace

Tornado GR4 over Buckingham Palace

Tornado GR4 over Buckingham Palace

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & 2 x Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & 2 x Tornado GR4

E-3D Sentry AEW1 & 2 x Tornado GR4

the Red Arrows over the Gherkin

the Red Arrows over the Gherkin

the Red Arrows over the Gherkin

the Red Arrows over the Gherkin

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows with the Tower Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Tower Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Tower Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Tower Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Tower Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Tower Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Shard London Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Shard London Bridge

the Red Arrows with the Shard London Bridge

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows over the Big Ben

the Red Arrows over Westmister Palace

the Red Arrows over Westmister Palace

the Red Arrows over London

the Red Arrows over London

the Red Arrows over London

the Red Arrows over London

the Red Arrows over London

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