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Wattisham: Prince Charles hands medals to troops

14:11 20 July 2011

Prince Charles awarded medals to soldiers of 4 Reg at Wattisham Air Base today.

Prince Charles awarded medals to soldiers of 4 Reg at Wattisham Air Base today.


APACHE pilots and crew at a Suffolk airbase have been presented with medals by the Prince of Wales.


His Royal Highness was at Wattisham Airfield today to hand out Afghanistan Operational Medals to soldiers from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Thirty-five troops were given medals while three troops received Long Service and Good Conduct honours. One soldier, Warrant Officer Class 1 Martyn Leadbetter, was handed a Meritorious Service Medal.

The Prince also gave a short address to the regiment and family members.

He said it had been a great please to visit the base and that the country owed the soldiers and their families a huge debt of gratitude.

His Royal Highness also had a short meeting with his youngest son Prince Harry, who is currently learning to fly Apache helicopters at Wattisham.



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