Best places to watch RAF Red Arrows flypast for Queen’s Jubilee 2022

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The special Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend will kick off on Thursday, June 2 and last through to Sunday, June 5, in which the UK is due to see a whole host of special events to celebrate the Queen’s historic 70-year reign. From street parties and beacons to pageants and a live concert at Buckingham Palace, Britons won’t be short of things to watch. But a particular highlight for many will be the RAF flypast.

The RAF flypast is scheduled to nicely round off the Queen’s Trooping the Colour birthday parade on June 2.

The flypast will see 70 military aircraft including the Red Arrows, a Lancaster Bomber, Supermarine Spitfires, and Hawker Hurricanes swoop across London, promising a spectacular performance for those in view.

The iconic show is due to fly over from the North Sea, taking in parts of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent on its way through to London.

But where are the best places to watch the flypast?

Best places to watch the RAF flypast

Starting from 11.45am, the planes will gather in the vicinity of The Wash, before passing over the North Sea and Southwold, to then head on to Suffolk and Southend.

The flypast will then route from the hold through Swaffham, Thetford and Colchester towards London to overfly Buckingham Palace for around 12.40pm.

The dispersal will occur from around 1.15 to 1.30pm, from the south and west of the London Control Zone to head over Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire.

The flypast route is split into areas A to I, with London sitting in areas E and F, which covers nearly the entire capital with area F taking in parts of South London such as Mitcham and Croydon, as well as Surrey.

However, a few hotspots to see the flypast in each area – approximately – are as follows:

Area A – between 11.45am and 1pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Skegness
  • Cromer
  • Great Yarmouth
  • Lowestoft
  • Southwold
  • Kings Lynn

Area B – vetween 12.15pm and 1.15pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Dereham
  • Bury St Edmunds
  • Thetford
  • Swaffham
  • Diss
  • Stradbroke
  • Stowmarket
  • Great Thurlow

Area C – between 12.30pm and 1.15pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Wrabness
  • Felixstowe
  • Assington
  • Stoke-by-Nayland
  • Kessingland
  • Gillingham
  • Gorleston on Sea
  • Worlingworth

Area D – between 12.30pm and 1.15pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Haverhill
  • Braintree
  • Chelmsford
  • Basildon
  • Hornchurch
  • Loughton
  • Romford
  • Walthamstow

Area E – between 12.40pm and 1.15pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Erith
  • Rainham
  • Finchley
  • Central London – Buckingham Palace
  • Beaconsfield
  • Bexleyheath
  • Streatham
  • Sutton
  • West Byfleet
  • Bracknell
  • Bagshot
  • Beenham’s Heath

Area F – between 12.50pm and 1.30pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Epsom
  • Guildford
  • Bramley
  • Redhill
  • Westerham
  • Knockholt
  • Shamley Green
  • Limpsfield

Area G – between 12.50pm and 1.30pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Godalming
  • Alton
  • Anna Valley
  • High Wycombe
  • Wheatly
  • Yarnton
  • Chadlington
  • Oxford
  • Royal Wooton Bassett
  • North Wessex Downs
  • Combe
  • Faccombe
  • Hungerford Newtown
  • Goodworth Clatford

Area H – between 12.50pm and 1.30pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Chedworth
  • South Cerney
  • Perrott’s Brook
  • Cirencester
  • Siddington
  • Yanworth

Area I – between 12.50pm and 1.30pm

A few hotspots are due to include:

  • Ramsbury
  • Honey Street
  • Avebury
  • Upavon
  • Durrington
  • Chulderton
  • Bulford Camp
  • Durrington
  • Coombe

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