Prince Edward in Telford Remembrance visit
2023/11/09

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The Duke of Edinburgh has met armed forces cadets and veterans in Telford in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday.

Prince Edward started his visit at Dawley Reserve Centre on Cavan Drive.

He watched as cadets demonstrated their skills and presented a certificate to L/Cpl Dylan Fuggatt from Ellesmere, who helped an elderly man after a fall.

He continued to Dawley Town Hall where he met veterans groups at a tea party, and unveiled a plaque for the hall's 150th anniversary.

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Among those he met was Balbir Swani from Aqueduct, who had a cup of tea with Prince Edward and told him how they had crossed paths before.

"My eldest son was in the Royal Marines when he [the Duke] was training at Lympstone. So I'd seen him there when I was visiting," he

"It was a real treat to meet him and have a chat."

The president of Dawley Royal British Legion, Walter Bethall, said the Duke had taken an interest in the Legion's work locally, and that of other organisations represented at the event.

"I found him right down to earth, not snobbish, and he put the veterans at ease," he added.

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The leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, Shaun Davies, also welcomed Prince Edward's visit.

"It was brilliant to have the Duke of Edinburgh here today, seeing first hand the work that we do as a community here in Great Dawley but also across Telford & Wrekin to support our armed forces and veterans community," he said.

Members of the Royal Family are attending a number of engagements around the country in the lead-up to .

The King will lead the nation in Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London on Sunday.

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