Britain's Olympians and Paralympians are travelling through the capital to celebrate the huge medal hauls of both teams.
An official memorial has been opened to remember a Red Arrows pilot who died when his plane crashed after an air display in Bournemouth.
Children who designed a memorial to honour a Red Arrows pilot have seen the structure taking shape for the first time.
Manston played a key role in the London 2012 Games when the Red Arrows took off from the Kent airport to take part in the Opening Ceremony. During the day, the Red Arrows also conducted flypasts over London 2012 Live Sites including Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff.
The Red Arrows are preparing to take off from Manston airport in Kent tonight to take part in the London 2012 Opening Ceremony.
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team will do a flypast in formation over the Olympic Stadium at 20:12 tonight.
Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive of Manston Airport, said: “We're thrilled to play our part in such a momentous event. The entire world will be watching London over the next few weeks and to know that we had a role in the beginning of it all is very exciting.”
The display thrilled thousands of people,outside Buckingham Palace.
The Red Arrows are to return to the Bournemouth Air Show a year after their team mate Flight Lieutenant John Egging was killed during a display there. Nick Harper reports on how he will be remembered at this year's event.
The wife of Red Arrows pilot Flight Leiutenant John Egging who died when his plane crashed in Bournemouth last summer has met children who are helping design a memorial to him. Events are taking place at Bournemouth Pier this evening to celebrate the launch of this year's Air Festival.
The winning artwork in a competition to design a memorial for a Red Arrow's pilot has gone on display. Flight Leiutenant John Egging crashed during last summer's Bournemouth Air Show. His widow asked children to create a memorial that would honour his memory. Nick Harper reports.