were planned for Wednesday 19 June and the helicopter element successfully completed a
mock flypast locally. However, due to low cloud, the fixed wing rehearsal at RAF Wittering
was cancelled, although most bases put up a few aircraft to practice some sort of bad
weather formation. The fixed-wing rehearsal was therefore delayed 24 hours, and was
successfully completed on the following day, pictures of which can be seen.
The weather on the actual flypast day,
Friday 21 June, was very poor during the morning and the decision was made at 11:00 that
the full flypast would not be possible. With the weather clearing rapidly at Odiham, the
full helicopter flypast went ahead, but the fixed-wing formation was reduced to a Tristar,
two Nimrods and six Tornados. It was perhaps rather ironic that the clouds had completely
disappeared by 14:00, with the capital enjoying one of the sunniest afternoons of the
Aircraft believed to have been
participating 20 June 1991:
TriStar KC1 ZD951, Nimrod
MR2 XV258, R1 XW666, Hs125CC2s XX507 & XX508.
VC10K2 ZA140, VC10C1
?, Victor K2s XH671 & XL162.
Hercules C3Ps XV196,
XV205, XV211 & XV306.
Tornado GR1s ZD810,
ZD739, ZD890, ZD711, ZA373, ZA463, ZA492, ZA465, ZA371, ZD748, ZD809, ZA365, ZD848, ZD720,
ZA447 & ZA472.
Tornado F3s ZE257,
ZE729, ZG733, ZE965, ZE258, ZE755, ZE207, ZE757, ZE836, ZE934, ZE983 & ZE199. Phantom
FGR2s XV407, XV460, XV464 & XV488.
XX892, XX894, XV863 & XV352. Jaguar GR1As XX766, XZ355, XZ375, XZ396,
XZ363 & XX725.
Reference the late lamented BARG,