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Fleet Review

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a further statement on the programme for the Review of the Fleet by Her Majesty the Queen which will take place at Gosport on Tuesday 28th June 1977.

Full details of the programme for the Silver Jubilee Fleet Review will be published in the Souvenir Programme which will appear on 1st June. The House may, however, wish to hear the following broad outline:The Review Fleet will assemble at Spit-head on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June. On Tuesday 28th June Her Majesty the Queen will sail from Portsmouth Harbour at 11 a.m. in the Royal Yacht, which will anchor at the head of the review lines following the firing of the Royal salute; at 2.30 p.m. the Royal Yacht will weigh anchor and the Queen will review the Fleet; at 4.45 p.m. following completion of the review there will be a fly-past by the Fleet Air Arm. In the evening, the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and members of the Royal Family will dine on board HMS "Ark Royal".

Her Majesty the Queen will return to Portsmouth Harbour in HMY "Britannia" at 9.35 a.m. on Wednesday 29th June.