Prince of Wales to visit Castlemartin Range

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THE Prince of Wales will visit Castlemartin Range tomorrow (Friday, February 28) on one of three public visits in south Wales to mark St David’s Day.

The Prince, Colonel-in-Chief, will visit C Squadron, 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG) to meet troops at Castlemartin.

The QDG, otherwise known as The Welsh Cavalry, are training on home soil as part of Exercise Pashtun Tempest - the bespoke training package for soldiers due to deploy to Afghanistan.

His Royal Highness (HRH) will visit the live firing range complex where he will meet soldiers involved in training to counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) using detection equipment, such as metal detectors and ground penetrating radars.

HRH will also meet soldiers training to respond to an "insider threat" and soldiers conducting first aid training to deal with life threatening situations under combat conditions.

The Prince's other visits include Llanelly House, Llanelli, and the Old Town Hall, Merthyr Tydfil.

Each year HRH marks St David's Day in some way, either by undertaking engagements in Wales or by meeting people with Welsh connections in the UK or overseas.

This year, with St David's Day falling on a Saturday, The Prince is undertaking visits on Friday before spending a private weekend in Wales.

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