The red Arrows spectacular London flight, watched by Boris Johnson, and Emmanuel Macron


Boris Johnson, the French President, Emmanuel Macron experienced a spectacular Red Arrows flight, in the centre of London today.The French leader is on a visit to London to commemorate the 80th anniversary of his predecessor Charles de Gaulle’s BBC broadcast in 1940, in what is his first visit abroad since the Covid-19 epidemic.

The film showed how the squadron of the RAF and their French counterparts, the Patrouille de France, a trace of red, white and blue as they streaked across the sky of the capital.

Mr. Macron has been received by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House, before a ceremony.

He bestowed France’s highest order of merit of the Legion of Honour, to London.

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The Red Arrows and The Patrouille de France, flying over London

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Mr. Macron commended the support of the young forces of the Free French received from the united KINGDOM, in particular their “first gun, a microphone of the BBC” used by General Charles de Gaulle giving his historic address.

Mr. Macron, speaking in French in the shadow of General de Gaulle statue in Carlton Gardens, in the centre of London, where the French had their headquarters, said: “Yes, Britain has given refuge to France.

The president Macron and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The pair met in the Horse Guards Parade to watch the show

“It is here that de Gaulle was able to form the first ranks of the French army, which would continue the fight. The soldiers of London.

“It is here that de Gaulle was able to call the French to join the resistance. The soldiers of the shadow.

“Because 80 years ago today, the 18th of June 1940, the united Kingdom gave freedom to France, his first weapon, a microphone of the BBC.

The flight was to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the war leader’s appeal to the French people during the second world WAR

“Therefore, the focused wave de Gaulle determined words and the spirit of the resistance, who built a bridge over the Canal of those who refuse to be enslaved or give up their freedom. ”

Behind the president has been framed insignia, one of France’s highest decoration,the Legion of Honor, awarded to London for his support of France during the Second World War.

Listening to the open-air address the French and British dignitaries, including the minister of Foreign affairs Dominique Raab and the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

The planes in the formation of the statue of Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square

Mr. Macron has been welcomed to Britain for his short visit of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, who was in the vicinity.

Mr. Macron has paid tribute to London as the “cradle of the Free France” and continued to say: “I wanted to express the French Republic, infinite gratitude to the city of London, by the award of a quite exceptional ability, the cross of the Legion of Honor. ”

He had been introduced to Charles, who replied, in French and in English: “Your presence here today, Mr. speaker, is a powerful demonstration of the link between our two countries, between our people and our common determination that he must endure.

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“It is a bond forged by common experience, sanctified by the sacrifice shared, browned by the deep affection in which we hold each other.

“Time and again our countries have fought together against tyranny and oppression, joining arms to defend the values that we hold most dear. “


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