Queen's Colour Flypast and Parade 2008

The Royal Air Force marked its 90th anniversary in style with its biggest ever parade for the presentation of new Queen’s Colours to the RAF in the United Kingdom and the RAF Regiment.

Months of dedicated preparation and weeks of drill for around 800 personnel fell into place for the presentation made by the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, during a visit to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire. Sixty one Squadron Standards were on display on the parade ground and personnel welcomed the Queen in the presence of 5,000 invited guests which included proud families, serving members of the RAF and its various associations and charities.

Photographs: Cpl Scott Robertson and Sgt Graham Spark, RAF (unless otherwise stated underneath the image).

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