The Royal Air Force [RAF] celebrated its 100 years centenary in possibly the best way. They celebrated with a 100 aircraft to give a tribute to their national football team by flying in “It’s Coming Home” formation. England will play the second semifinal against Croatia on 11 July. Before this mouth-watering semifinal, RAF celebrated their 100 years with a special tribute to the Three Lions.
Watch Video: RAF Planes In It’s Coming Home Formation
Thousands of Britain’s citizens witness the sky show. The Royal family gathered on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, along with thousands of supporters, to watch the amazing display.
Mike Child, the squadron leader said the display had taken “months of planning,” with pilots undertaking simulator training to ensure they remained perfectly synchronised.
Note: This video is edited by London company Potion Pictures. The company edited footage from the RAF 100 flypast over London to show the planes fly in formation over the London Shard spelling “it’s coming home”.
A uniformed parade down The Mall outside the palace was also held to honour the thousands of men and women who have served since RAF’s founding on 1 April 1918.
England are playing the third semifinal in the history of FIFA World Cup. Their last appearance came in 1990 when they lost to Germany on penalties. The three Lions need two more wins to end trophy wait of 52 years. Their rivals Croatia are from the same confederation who are playing semifinal for the second time.
The Luzhniki stadium will host the semifinal of England vs Croatia as well as the final on 15 July. So watch the video and share with others.