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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