Forty years ago, White Waltham’s celebration of the Queen’s silver jubilee brought together an outstanding range of aircraft old and new – but a memorable airliner display stole the show
SILVER JUBILEE AIR PAGEANT
The greatest collection of aircraft ever assembled”. A grand publicity claim indeed, but the Queen’s Silver Jubilee White Waltham Air Pageant was a true one-off. The sole airshow afforded official silver jubilee event status, it brought to the historic grass airfield in Berkshire a line-up of aeroplanes spanning some 65 years of evolution — and created its own air display legend.