Today the Queen of England presided over a celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The event was capped off with a flyby by two Hurricanes and four Spitfire warbirds, along with four modern Eurofighter Typhoons. July 10th is a historical date as it was then, 75 years ago, the Luftwaffe began attacking southern England.

Although any flyover (or “flypast” in the UK) is a great thing, I really thought this would be larger, given the occasion. The world famous Red Arrows were not even involved. You can see the extent of the formation in the graphic below.

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No matter how big or small the flyover, here’s to our friends across the pond and to their stoic victory over Hitler’s aerial onslaught that began 75 years ago today.

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