Prince of Wales to visit Suffolk town
PRINCE Charles is poised to visit Suffolk later this month to hand out campaign medals to recently-returned troops.
His visit to Bury St Edmunds on July 22 will take place just a week after his younger son, Prince Harry, visits nearby RAF Honington.
The Prince of Wales, Colonel in Chief of the Army Air Corps, will arrive in Angel Hill where he will be met by the commander of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Tennant.
Before his arrival, the regiment will exercise its recently-awarded Freedom of the Borough of St Edmundsbury.
A spokeswoman for Clarence House said after meeting the Lt Col, Prince Charles would proceed to the dais to take the salute.
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“The Prince will then present medals to service personnel before returning to the dais to address the regiment,” she said.
“His Royal Highness will then join a short reception in the Athenaeum for civic dignitaries and representatives of the regiment involved in the arrangement of the regiment exercising its Freedom of the Borough.
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“The Prince will then move to Abbey Gardens for the regimental photo, before joining a reception of servicemen and women and their families in the gardens.”
It will be the second Royal visit to the area within a matter of days.
Tomorrow, Prince Harry will arrive at the Officers’ Mess before receiving an overview brief on the Suffolk air base, for which he is the Honorary Air Commandant.
He will then watch a demonstration of RAF Regiment training in the base’s training wing.
A reception will be held at the Meiktila Mess, where he will meet groups of service men and women, plus spouses and partners of those serving in Afghanistan.