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HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on board HMS Fife returning from Hillsborough Castle during the Jubilee year of 1977.
On the 10th August 1977, HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh flew from the deck of HMS Fife to Hillsborough Castle in Wessex XV732, this was the first flight in a helicopter by the Queen. The return flight from Hillsborough to HMS Fife on the 11th August was carried out by XV733 (the aircraft in the photo). HMS Fife was the escort to the Royal Yacht (HMY Britannia).
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