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Prince Philip opens barracks in his name in Wiltshire

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.

– Maj Rebecca Macklin, Alamein Company

Duke of Edinburgh to visit Plymouth today

The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting the Marines at Devonport. Credit: ITV News West Country

Plymouth will play host to a special royal guest this afternoon, as His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh comes down to Devon's east coast.

The Duke will be down in Plymouth this afternoon visiting the Marines at Devonport where he will be presenting a long service and handing out awards.

Prince Philip will then officially open the new Mercury building at the naval base.

As part of his visit, the Duke will view amphibious craft equipment, including landing craft and raiding craft.

The Duke will see landing craft and raiding vessels as part of his visit. Credit: ITV News


Prince Philip visiting Wiltshire

The Duke of Edinburgh became a great-grandfather for the fifth time on Saturday. Credit: Leon Neal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Prince Philip is opening a specialist dementia care centre in Wiltshire today, his first solo engagement since becoming a great-grandfather for the fifth time.

The Hayward Care Centre in Devizes is named after Wiltshire war hero Reginald Hayward, who was awarded the Victoria Cross and served in both world wars. His regiment is now part of The Rifles, of which the Duke of Edinburgh is Colonel-in-Chief.

The centre, which is run by the Orders of St John Care Trust, will offer specialist care for 80 residents with dementia.


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The Queen steps on to the quayside at Marazion. Credit: Andrew Winning/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II leaves an impression of her feet in a mould as she arrives to visit to St. Michael's Mount. Credit: Andrew Winning/PA Wire
Following in Queen Victoria's footsteps, The Queen has left an imprint of her feet at St Michael's Mount. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Queen and Prince Philip arrive in St. Ives

The Queen meets members of St.Ives' lifeboat crew. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
The Queen and Prince Philip receive a photograph from 9-year-old William Perkin during a visit to the RNLI station in St Ives. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
The Queen greets members of the public following a visit to the RNLI station in St Ives. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire
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