The skies above RAF Cranwell were alive with a wide variety of aircraft yesterday (April 25) conducting a practice flypast ahead of King Charles III’s coronation.
In total 36 aircraft took part in the rehearsal over the Lincolnshire base with three Juno HT1 helicopters leading the way. The rotary theme continued with a Fleet Air Arm Wildcat followed by a similar type from the Army Air Corps (AAC), two Apaches also from the AAC, then a Wildcat and Merlin from the Commando Helicopter Force. The RAF rotary contribution consisted of a Chinook and a Puma.
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster was the first fixed-wing element of the flypast, the route of which passed over the famous RAF College building.
A fixed-wing training aircraft segment comprised a Phenom T1 and two Texan T1s.