Lympstone Royal Marines welcome royal visitor

HIS Royal Highness Prince Philip spent Friday morning at Lympstone s Royal Marine Commando Training Camp (CTC) meeting 970 troop and their families.

HIS Royal Highness Prince Philip spent Friday morning at Lympstone's Royal Marine Commando Training Camp (CTC) meeting 970 troop and their families.

The prince, who is Honorary Colonel of the Royal Marines, arrived by helicopter and spent several hours at the camp where he was guest of honour at the passing out parade of the King's Squad.

During the parade the Duke of Edinburgh, who was last at Lympstone CTC in 1991, presented those who had excelled in their training with the Commando Medal.

He awarded the King's Badge to the best all-round marine.


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After the parade, the Duke met with the families of 970 troop before returning to London.

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