Advertisement

  1. ITV Report

Photo gallery: Thunder over Cardiff and Newport as Nato planes fly over

RAF flypast over Cardiff this morning. Photo: Ross Harrison ?@RAFCircus

The 22-plane flypast - with aircraft from nine nations - whooshed over the Welsh capital first, led by an RAF Typhoon jet.

It was flanked by two Polish Mig-29s and followed by a convoy of fighter planes from the USA, Germany, Canada, France, Denmark, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Also taking part in the display was the RAF's largest and newest aircraft, Voyager - which has a span of more than 197ft (60m) and can act as a "flying petrol station" for other planes.

Topping off the show were the famous Red Arrows trailing their signature tricolour smoke.

Number 10 has released this 'hyperlapse' video showing the flypast.

Scores more onlookers were dotted on the hilltop across the water in Penarth, while in Newport people gathered on the Millennium Footbridge as the flypast went over the south of the city centre.

Jacob and Ben Lewis from Newport make friends with officers from Greater Manchester Police
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

World leaders, including US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, were all smiles as they watched the display outside summit venue the Celtic Manor.

The display represented some of the many Nato nations which have been involved in policing the air space across Europe as part of the Alliance's efforts to support and reassure its Eastern member states.

– Wales Office
Credit: PA

Nato leaders posed for a family photo at the Nato summit dinner at Cardiff Castle last night.

Obama arrives for the Nato Summit dinner at Cardiff Castle. Credit: PA

Watch the moment President Obama met the Prince of Wales at Thursday's reception:

President Obama met the Prince of Wales as he hosted a reception with schoolchildren in Newport.

'Welcome the World to Wales' reception, hosted by Prince Charles at Newport. Credit: PA

More on this story