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RAF abroad in fitting tribute to Queen's birthday

The team were flanked by Typhoon FGR4 and Tornado GR4 strike aircraft. Credit: Ministry of Defence.

Military personnel from Norfolk currently stationed at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus have not let being out of the country stop them from wishing The Queen a happy birthday.

Some of the ground and aircrew at the Cypriot facility are normally based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

Flanked by various aircraft they created the royal cypher - EIIR, standing for Elizabeth II Regina.

Birthday beacon in Peterborough is first in the region to be lit

A beacon in Peterborough to celebrate The Queen's birthday was the first in the region to be lit earlier today.

The beacon in Peterborough was the first in the region to be lit. Credit: ITV Anglia.

If you want to find out about a ceremony near you visit our page which has a list of some of the events.

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Queen wishes others a happy birthday

The Queen has wished a happy birthday to others celebrating their own special day.

However, 90-year-old Eddie Harding from Coggeshall in Essex who is also celebrating the milestone today has gone one step further and invited Her Majesty - if she is short of things to do later - to his party.

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Bake Off winner says 'bye-bye' to Queen's cakes

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain has bid farewell to the cakes she baked for the Queen's birthday.

The three orange drizzle cakes are being delivered to Windsor Castle where the Monarch is celebrating the milestone.

Her husband, while clearly disappointed he would not get a slice, was proud of his "Queen" for baking the goodies.

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