Prince Charles opens working men’s club
Britain’s Prince Charles will open a working men’s institute in Wales today (12.12.14).
The Prince of Wales will meet with local community groups before he officially opens the Newbridge Memorial Hall – affectionately known as The Memo – in Caerphilly, South Wales.
He will then be treated to a performance in the Main Auditorium in part of the newly renovated Grade-II listed institute, which was built 1908.
His Royal Highness will later travel to Swansea to inspect troops from 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) – of which Charles is Colonel in Chief – who will march through the city centre as they exercise their right to the Freedom of Swansea.
Also known as The Welsh Cavalry, the QDG were the final group of British soldiers to leave Afghanistan’s Helmand Province earlier this year.
Speaking ahead of Prince Charles visit, Sergeant David Chant, from Cardiff, revealed how the Afghan national army are doing “really well”.
He told the website Wales Online: “We were really putting the icing on the cake over there because a lot of our predecessors have done a lot of hard work before us.
“We were really putting an end to the final chapter in Afghanistan.
“We were just polishing everything up that we could and chasing the last five per cent. The Afghan national army has come along leaps and bounds since I was over there for the first time, they’ve done really well.”