The Duke of Edinburgh has been in Wiltshire today to officially open a barracks in his name.
"The Prince Philip Barracks" have a new headquarters at MOD Lyneham, the new home to the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
The naming of the newly refurbished barracks marks a significant milestone for the Corps, which recently bid farewell to sites in Arborfield and Bordon to move to new headquarters at MOD Lyneham where state-of-the-art technical training will be delivered.
The Duke has been Colonel-in-Chief of the Corps since 1969. See his official opening of the barracks below.
Major Rebecca Macklin was at the event with the Duke.
That was amazing, he came to meet some of the armourers, because I'm responsible for some of the armourer training - so he met three of my junior soldiers, two of my more senior guys and then two of the guys from Lance Corporals who're in the middle.
They chatted to him and he was really engaging - he was very interested in the training that we're carrying out here.
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A Navy warship has returned to Devonport today after nineteen months away. The survey vessel HMS Echo has been mapping the Red Sea and Indian Ocean.
Her crew have all manged to get home during the deployment, which involved tackling Somali pirates. Our defence correpsondent John Andrews reports.
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An urgent investigation is underway after it was revealed that tissue samples from soldiers killed in Afghanistan have been kept by the Ministry of Defence.
The remains, which have been held without permission from families, were discovered last month at Bulford camp in Wiltshire. A number of body parts were also found at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
Tonight the Army said they're "deeply sorry" and that investigations are being carried out to identify families affected
Speaking to BBC News, Major General James Everard, Assistant Chief of the General Staff, said:
We owe a huge apology to the families involved and those who will now be feeling stressful even if it doesn't affect them.
These were just tissue samples that we had failed to recover post-inquest and deal with in line with the families' wishes.
It's a failure of process, nothing more than that, but we absolutely recognise this will cause distress and we're deeply sorry."
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