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England—New Zealand Race (Official Entry)

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1952

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asked the Under-Ssecretary of State for Air what proposals there are for an official Royal Air Force entry in the England to New Zealand air race in 1953.

The question of an official Royal Air Force entry in the England—New Zealand Air Race in 1953 is at present under consideration.

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind the very great international prestige which will be attached to the outcome of this race, and concentrate on getting a good British aircraft?