Prince Charles has described his pride at being part of a remarkable military family.
The Prince of Wales was in Colchester to mark the 40th anniversary of his role as Colonel-in-chief of the Parachute Regiment.
The Royal guest inspected some of the hundreds of soldiers who make up the regiment and even got the chance to drive an armoured vehicle.
It was also revealed that his younger son, Prince Harry, had a aptitude for sky-diving after jumping with the Red Devils.
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The Prince of Wales will visit the Merville Barracks in Colchester on Friday to meet troops, watch parachute and equipment demonstrations and attend a parade to mark the 40th anniversary of his appointment as Colonel-in-chief.
The Prince of Wales has been Colonel-in-chief of the Parachute Regiment for 40 years.
All four Battalions will be represented in a parade at Merville Barracks, during which His Royal Highness will say a few words and present medals, followed by a parachute display by the Regiment's Red Devils Freefall Display Team.
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