On 1st June around 330 personnel from around the Royal Air Force, including members of “special relationship” units which have close ties with the Crown, were put through their paces for the final time before representing the Royal Air Force at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 5 June.
Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant tells the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign, including her enduring and close bond with the UK Armed Forces. Act 1, “Queen and Country”, is a military spectacle celebrating the UK Armed Forces from all three Services, along with military personnel from across the Commonwealth including Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Pakistan, Ghana, Belize, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and beyond.
The Royal Air Force are represented by 420 service personnel on parade. This includes The Combined Bands of the Royal Air Force and marching detachments from air stations and regiments which have a special relationship with the Queen.
Listen on Monday 6th June at 4pm to hear interviews with some of the incredible RAF personnel who took part.