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Thursday, Jun 13, 2024

Prince Edward in Telford Remembrance visit

Prince Edward, the Duke of Edinburgh, who visited Telford in the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday. During his visit, he met with armed forces cadets and veterans.

He began his visit at Dawley Reserve Centre, where he observed cadets demonstrating their skills and presented a certificate to L/Cpl Dylan Fuggatt for his assistance to an elderly man who had fallen.

Prince Edward then proceeded to Dawley Town Hall, where he attended a tea party with veterans' groups and unveiled a plaque commemorating the hall's 150th anniversary. During his visit, he had the opportunity to interact with various individuals, including Balbir Swani, who shared a cup of tea with him and mentioned their prior encounter when Prince Edward was training at Lympstone.

The president of Dawley Royal British Legion and the leader of Telford & Wrekin Council both expressed positive sentiments about Prince Edward's visit, highlighting his down-to-earth demeanor and interest in the work of local organizations supporting armed forces and veterans.

The visit by Prince Edward is part of the wider activities undertaken by members of the Royal Family across the country in the lead-up to Remembrance Sunday, which includes the King leading the nation in Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London on the designated day. Remembrance Sunday is a significant occasion in the UK to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed in the armed forces.


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