Prince William Honors Submariners in Scotland

  October 28, 2010 at 7:06 pm by

Prince William was at Scotland’s Royal Navy headquarters at Faslane on the Clyde on Thursday, to award submariners who had done 20 or more patrols at sea.

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A total of 22 navymen received gold pins from the Prince, who looked dashing dressed in a navy uniform. It was the first time such an award was given out.

Chief Petty Officer Stephen Irvine, one of the officers presented with the gold pin, was proud to receive the honor from the 28 year old royal.

He said: “Prince William asked me how long I’d been at sea and whether I’d enjoyed it. I was fairly honest with him and told him there are ups and downs, but on the whole I’ve enjoyed it.

“When he was presenting us with our badge, I felt really privileged to be the one of the first to get the award, and from our future king.”

Prince William is Commodore in Chief Submarines, which is largely a ceremonial position.

Afterward the ceremony, William unveiled a plaque which named the navy base as the home of all of Britain’s submarine services.

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