The Prince of Wales presents the Army Air Corps with a New Guidon

 

The Prince of Wales joined troops at Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Army Air Corps. His Royal Highness has been Colonel-in-Chief of the AAC for 25 years.

His Royal Highness inspects the troops at the Army Air Corps' 60th Anniversary
His Royal Highness inspects the troops at the Army Air Corps' 60th Anniversary

The Prince of Wales joined troops at Salisbury Cathedral to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Army Air Corps. His Royal Highness has been Colonel-in-Chief of the AAC for 25 years.

For the day, Her Majesty The Queen granted the Army Air Corps a new Guidon flag in recognition of the service by AAC personnel.

Speaking at a parade, where His Royal Highness presented the new Guidon to the AAC, The Prince described how the "unfaltering support" of families back home allowed the UK's soldiers to perform so well when the "going gets tough".

During the parade The Prince inspected the AAC troops lined up in front of him, stopping to talk to a number of the soldiers.

The Prince has a photo with the Corps outside Salisbury Cathedral
The Prince has a photo with the Corps outside Salisbury Cathedral

He then took part in the presentation of the new Guidon, helping to place the large military banner, which has great significance for the Corps, into a soldier's holster after it had been blessed.

The Prince and the guests at the event later gathered for a service at Salisbury Cathedral, and His Royal Highness joined members of the Corps for a group photograph outside, where he went on a short walkabout meeting members of the public.

Before leaving, The Prince was given a replica of the AAC military flag he presented to the Corps earlier, by General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Colonel Commandant of the AAC.

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