Prince Harry has visited RAF Honington to present a new Colour to the RAF’s ground fighting force in celebration of its 75th year.

The Prince made the presentation on behalf of his grandmother, the Queen.

The RAF Regiment, which was formed in 1942 and is headquartered at RAF Honington, paraded the new Colour after Harry read out a message from Her Majesty:

"The Queen's Colour is a symbol of the trust placed in the Corps, its fighting spirit, courage and fortitude. I am confident that the Corps' men, and soon women, will honour all that it represents."

The Prince arrived at RAF Honington by helicopter and began his visit by presenting The Firmin Sword of Peace 2015 to the RAF Police to thank them for their humanitarian activities.

Prince Harry Presents Sword Of Peace At RAF Honington

Four swords of peace are awarded each year, to the Army, Royal Navy, RAF and a Joint Service Award.

After the parade had taken place, Harry was presented with an RAF Regiment teddy bear by 10-year-old Sam Brown, whose father, Flight Sergeant Jordan Brown, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Flt Sgt Brown, 36, who was born in Dumfries, Scotland, is raising money to help cancer charities.

A group of children, eager to meet Harry, peered through the legs of the gunners, and waved flags excitedly.

The Prince, who trained at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire and served for 10 years in the Army, noticed their efforts and took the time to speak to them, before he officially opened RAF Honington's new medical centre and was shown around.

Prince Harry Presents Sword Of Peace At RAF Honington

After the visit to the RAF base Harry called in at UK-wide brain injury charity Headway in Ipswich to launch a new Brain Injury Identity Card initiative.

He met brain injury survivors and heard their experiences of how the identity card has helped them receive support when encountering difficulties with the criminal justice system.

Prince Harry said to the survivors:

 "This surely is a life-changing moment for people with a traumatic brain injury, whether or not they ever get arrested. It can be quite terrifying if you're by yourself being accused of something you haven't done. This card is a saving grace for you guys and for the police as well."

Peter McCabe, chief executive of Headway, said:

"We are delighted that Prince Harry offered his support to launch this important project. The hidden effects of brain injury can often lead to misunderstandings and difficulties for survivors.”

Prince Harry Presents Sword Of Peace At RAF Honington

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