HC Deb 24 June 1999 vol 333 cc450-1W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what circumstances Chinook helicopters are made available by his Department for travel by the Royal Family. [87783]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The Royal Family's rotary wing air travel requirements are normally met by a dedicated Sikorsky S76C+ operated by the Royal Household or else by chartered helicopter. However, RAF Support Helicopters, including the Chinook, are available to transport members of the Royal Family if required, subject to other operational requirements.

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