Prince Harry On First Public Duty After Return From Africa
Prince Harry performed his first public duty in over three months today, visiting Goodward Aerodrome in West Sussex as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked.
The Prince, who turned 31 today, was given a tour of the airfield and attended a briefing at the Boultbee Flight Academy about the flypast of over 40 Spitfires, Hurricanes and Blenheims across the south of England.
Harry was due to fly in the flypast himself, but when one of the Spitfires was pulled from the flight because of a mechanical issue, he gave his seat to a 95-year-old Royal Air Force veteran who took part in the Battle, Tom ‘Ginger’ Neil. Others who took part in the flypast were further veterans and wounded servicemen who, through the Endeavour Fund, are undertaking the Spitfire scholarship training programme at Boultbee Academy.
Much of the Twitter and media talk surrounding Prince Harry’s engagement was the scruffy ginger beard that has remained after his return from Africa.
Prince Harry at the Goodwood Aerodrome, September 15Filed under The United Kingdom
Tagged Airplanes, Anniversary, Battle of Britain, Prince Harry of Wales, Royal Air Force, Veterans.