Land’s End Olympic Torch Relay
Land’s End Olympic Torch Relay, The Olympic flame is due to arrive in the UK on Friday evening, ready for the start of the London 2012 torch relay. ootballer David Beckham, Princess Anne and Lord Coe, chairman of Games organisers Locog, are flying from Athens, Greece with the flame.
Flight BA2012, a gold-colour plane named Firefly, lands just before 19:30BST at Cornish airbase RNAS Culdrose, for a welcoming ceremony.
The 8,000 mile, 70-day torch relay around the UK begins on Saturday. It starts from Land’s End, Cornwall and triple Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Ben Ainslie will be the first of 8,000 torchbearers who will carry it across the country.
The torch visits the four nations of the UK before being carried into the Olympic Stadium in Stratford on 27 July for the opening ceremony of the Games.