Every year, aircraft from military bases from all over the country join together to fly over Buckingham Palace to celebrate the reigning monarch's birthday.

More than 70 planes dating back to the 1940s to the modern day performed the tradition over London last year for Charles' first birthday as king.

The flypast is a tradition for members of the Royal Family (Image: PA)

This year, aircraft from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire will be practising the exercise above East Anglia on June 3 and 4.

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They will pass over King's Lynn, Swaffham, Watton, Attleborough, Bungay, Beccles, Lowestoft and Southwold via the North Sea.

The flight path for the RAF Coningsby exercise (Image: John Smith/GPSVisualiser.com)

Rehearsals will begin at 11am and run until 1.30pm, with aircraft flying between 3,000ft and 10,000ft above sea level.

Due to the nature of the aircraft involved - jets including Eurofighter Typhoons and Tornados - there may be periods of loud noise heard across the two counties during this time.

According to the RAF Coningsby Spotters Group, if rehearsals go well on June 3, the following day's practice will be cancelled.

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Military jets to practice King's birthday flypast over East Anglia

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24.03.2024

Every year, aircraft from military bases from all over the country join together to fly over Buckingham Palace to celebrate the reigning monarch's birthday.

More than 70 planes dating back to the 1940s to the modern day performed the tradition over London last year for Charles' first birthday as king.

The flypast........

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