Concorde show set to dazzle Ipswich sky
MILLIONS of people will witness a spectacular fly past to mark the Queen's jubilee on TV today – but if you live in Suffolk you can get a sneak preview!Minutes before flying over the Mall in London, the procession is due to pass over parts of Suffolk on its way down to the capital.
By Nick Richards
MILLIONS of people will witness a spectacular fly past to mark the Queen's jubilee on TV today – but if you live in Suffolk you can get a sneak preview!
Minutes before flying over the Mall in London, the procession is due to pass over parts of Suffolk on its way down to the capital.
People will even see the royal pride of Britain display before the Queen from their own doorsteps and back gardens.
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The spectacular high-in-the-sky show will feature Concorde, the Red Arrows and examples of every aircraft in service with the RAF today.
There will be more than 26 planes, travelling 1,500ft overhead, at more than 310mph.
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It will assemble over the North Sea off Southwold, and then follow the route of the A12 to London.
The dramatic line of planes is expected to pass directly over Wickham Market, then northern parts of Ipswich, including Kesgrave, Whitton, Whitehouse, Christchurch Park and Henley Road.
Villages in the Capel St Mary area may also be able to see the aircraft.
Wattisham Airfield has already been informed of timing details for the fly past.
The spectacle is expected to pass over Ipswich between 5.30pm and 5.45pm and due to arrive at The Mall in the capital shortly before 6pm, where thousands will be gathered for jubilee celebrations.
The Queen will emerge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to see the show convened in her honour.
Also in the formation, will be BAe146 and 125s from the Queen's Flight and a Eurofighter.