Watch: 22 fighter jets create ‘100’ formation in the skies to mark RAF centenary

Watch: 22 fighter jets create ‘100’ formation in the skies to mark RAF centenary
The formation of RAF fighter jets spell out 100 over London

In a spectacular display in the skies over London, the largest ever formation of Royal Air Force Typhoons spelt out ‘100’ above Buckingham Palace to mark the centenary of the service.

In total, 22 of the RAF fighter jets took part in the flypast, forming into the numbers, which had served as a surprise for the public and royal family watching the spectacle.

Squadron Leader Mike Child said the arrangement of the aircraft took “months of planning”, with pilots also undertaking simulator training and multiple briefings.

Asked how hard it has been putting together the formation, he said: “It has been difficult because it is the biggest formation we have ever done as a Typhoon force.

“We have done nine ships – which are the diamond nine – which is a relatively basic formation, but it is actually making something that big.”

Main video credit: @paulholland1987