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The royal family gathered on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch the traditional RAF flypast marking the Queen's official birthday.
Among the 28 aircraft which buzzed over the Palace were Spitfires and a Lancaster bomber of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a DC3 Dacota with D-Day stripes.
The historical planes were followed by modern Typhoon fighter jets, the Red Arrows aerobatic team and the RAF's largest transport aircraft, Voyager.
The Red Arrows are marking their 50th anniversary with a redesign.
The aircraft will keep their famous red and white fuselage, with the addition of a new tail design in styled like a Union flag.
The team say the new design reflects the Red Arrows' role as ambassadors for the UK and as the public face of the RAF.
Squadron Leader Jim Turner said the tail redesign was chosen as the repainting the entire aircraft would be too expensive.
The fin depicts the outlines of the Gnat jets that the team originally flew, and the current BAE Systems Hawk design.
The team's 2014 display season runs from the end of May until the close of September, during which it expects to complete 85 displays in nine countries.
The father of a Red Arrows pilot killed after he ejected from his aircraft while on the ground has paid an emotional tribute to him as an inquest into his death drew to a close.
Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, 35, was killed after he was ejected from his Hawk T1 aircraft while on the ground at RAF Scampton and propelled 220ft in the air in November 2011.
Speaking after the narrative verdict was delivered, Jim Cunningham said: "Our son Sean died aged 35 doing what he loved, which was flying with the Red Arrows.
"From the age of 17, he had wanted nothing more than to join the Royal Air Force and serve his country, which he did with utmost pride and sense of duty. He served a number of tours in Iraq flying Tornados in close air support of coalition forces.
"Sean's death was a tragedy which we hope the evidence revealed in this inquest will help to avoid in the future. We welcome the conclusions of the coroner, which confirm what we knew all along, which is that Sean was blameless and his tragic death was preventable.
The inquest heard that the ejection seat firing handle had been left in an unsafe position, meaning it could accidentally activate the seat.
Mr Fisher described a safety pin that goes through the firing handle as "entirely useless" and said its presence was "likely to mislead".
There were 19 checks carried out on the Hawk T1 between the final flight on November 4 and the incident.
The coroner said there was a repeated failure not to notice that the pin had been incorrectly housed and that the seat firing handle was in an unsafe position.
However, he said tests had showed that the pin could be inserted into the MK 10 seat even when it was in an unsafe position, giving the impression to RAF personnel that the seat was safe.
The coroner also said that Martin Baker was aware of issues with the over-tightening of crucial nuts and bolts in the mechanism of the seat which would cause the main parachute not to deploy properly.
However despite being aware of these issues since 1990, Martin Baker failed to pass on the warnings to the Ministry of Defence, the coroner said.
Mr Fisher said that, on the day of the incident, a shackle jammed and stopped the main parachute from opening and Flt Lt Cunningham being separated from the seat.