HC Deb 29 April 1964 vol 694 c69W
64. Mr. Hilton

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the recent parachute incident in Norfolk, when five tons of dummy ammunition landed on the main Norwich to Cambridge railway line.

Mr. H. Fraser

During a practice cargo drop by parachute at Bridgham Heath near Thetford on the afternoon of 21st April, the load of one of the six aircraft taking part in the exercise fell on to the Norwich to Cambridge railway line. I greatly regret the temporary interruption of railway services and the inconvenience to passengers which this caused. A Board of Inquiry is being held and until its findings have been considered the use of the Bridgham Heath Dropping Zone has been discontinued.