Carlisle Royal Marine set to meet Duke of Edinburgh on his final official engagement



A Marine from Carlisle who shook hands with Prince Charles is set to meet another royal in a few days time - The Duke of Edinburgh on his final official public engagement.
Corporal Jamie Thompson, 31, will hand over a corps baton to Prince Philip at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday at the end of a gruelling 100-day challenge, which has seen the soldier run 16.64 miles everyday.
He and Corporal Will Gingell, 32, from London, mark their 94th run today.
They volunteered to take on the total of 1,664 miles - for the Royal Marines 1664 Global Challenge.
The number is symbolic for the naval... read more

 
27 July 2017 in Regional North West , Views: 39
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