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Hrh Princess Margaret (Helicopter Flight)

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what ministerial permission was sought or given for the use on the evening of 17 April by Princess Margaret of a helicopter of The Queen's Flight for the purpose of attending a function within 50 miles of the centre of London.

Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret visited Leeds Castle to attend a dinner given by the Royal College of Nursing. As is the practice in these cases, the use of a helicopter of The Queen's Flight was approved by both the Palace and by the Ministry of Defence.