Heathrow airport today marks its 70th anniversary airlive.net/lhr

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Queen Elizabeth II is visiting Heathrow some time in the 70s. Pictured behind her is the old Queens Building

Heathrow today marks 70th anniversary on Tuesday with the unveiling of a series of plaques, each representing ‘an iconic moment of British culture’ from the past seven decades.

Since the UK’s busiest airport began operations in 1946, over 20 million flights have taken off from the hub, serving more than two billion passengers travelling around the globe.

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