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Back Of The Net - Prince Philip Joins Grenadier Guards At Football Competition

The Duke of Edinburgh visited troops of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at Lille Barracks, Aldershot.

The Duke of Edinburgh has visited troops of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards at Lille Barracks in Aldershot.

Prince Philip was given a briefing on 1st Battalion before heading to the pitch for the final minutes of the inter-company football tournament, the Manchester Cup. 

Support Company were victorious and team captain Lance Sergeant Anwar Pitters appreciated the Duke's visit:

“The Manchester Cup is a big thing within our Battalion and our regiment itself. It was good to see him about, handing out the trophies, the blokes loved it.”

Prince Philip has been colonel of the Grenadier Guards since 1975 - a regiment that is renowned around the world for its tunics and bearskins.

Throughout 2017, 1st Battalion is on 48 hours notice to move as the Spearhead Battle Group for NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force.