The iconic Red Arrows put on a spectacular show as they flew into Bournemouth Airport yesterday morning.

The Red Arrows have stopped off in Bournemouth on Saturday, June 12,  following a special flyover for the Queen's birthday celebrations on their way to the G7 Summit

Pilots from the RAF display team flew from RAF Scampton Aerodrome in Lincoln, to perform a flyover at Windsor Castle in celebration of the Queen's birthday.

Following their performance at Windsor, they travelled down through western Sussex, across Hampshire and into Dorset ahead of jetting off to Cornwall this evening to mark the G7 summit.

The Queen celebrated her official birthday with a mini Trooping the Colour at Windsor was also treated to the sight of the Red Arrows flypast as the ceremony drew to a close and nine jets roared above the town of Windsor trailing red, white and blue smoke.

She was seen pointing up at the aerial display as the planes spend overhead in a few seconds.

Why does the Queen have two birthdays?

The Queen has two birthday celebrations each year: one on her actual birth date in April, and the other on her “official” birthday - a public celebration - in June. 

The reason for this is due to how temperamental British weather can be. 

The tradition for monarchs to have two birthdays was started by George II in 1748.

Red Arrows flypast captured by Rob Allsop.

At the time George was born in November and thought it was too cold to host an annual parade at that time.

He decided his birthday festivities would be combined with a military parade known as Trooping the Colour, which was held in spring.