Britain’s Prince Philip: I’m the ‘most experienced plaque unveiler’
Britain’s Prince Philip joked he was the “world’s most experienced plaque unveiler” as he visited military barracks in Wiltshire.
The 94-year-old royal was on hand to officially open a £230 million military training facility at the newly-refurbished MoD Lyneham.
Revealing the plaque during the ceremony, he told the gathered crowd: “I hope you realise what you’re about to see now is the world’s most experienced plaque unveiler in action.”
During the tour, trainees demonstrated their skills to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Major Rebecca Macklin shared to the Daily Mirror newspaper: “He had a lot of interest in our training programme and the facilities we have. It’s really the best you can get anywhere in the world. We have a state-of-the-art Man engine truck simulator – which can be programmed with various faults which trainees have to try and find and repair.
“The new training battalion is fantastic because it brings together two different units from Arborfield and Bordon under one roof. His Highness was really impressed and everyone was surprised by how chatty he was. We didn’t expect for him to spend the amount of time talking to us as he did. He had lots of questions about where people were from and their training.”