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Prince Charles Visits 'Remarkable' Veterans Charity On Nuneaton Trip

The Prince of Wales visited Veterans Contact Point to look at the "wonderful" work done to support former service personnel.

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Prince Charles has praised the "remarkable" work of a veterans charity during a visit to their centre in Warwickshire.

In Nuneaton, the Prince of Wales' visited the Veterans Contact Point (VCP) - a charity created by veterans to support former service personnel.

It is run by volunteers, including those who have served themselves, providing information, advice and referrals to a wide range of specialist organisations and service charities.

Upon his arrival, the royal was met by an honour guard of standards, carried by local veterans and cadets, before meeting some who have been supported by the charity.

The Prince unveiled a new plaque in front of the charity's new, purpose-built centre and praised their work.

"I'm so grateful to you all, for what it's worth, for all the effort you put in to keeping an eye on ex-service people and veterans, it is wonderful," he said.

"All the different organisations, all the things you look after, as far as the veterans are concerned.

"The fact you spend so much time on this is remarkable, I think."

Prince Charles received a Nepalese garland during the visit.

One of those helped by the charity, Tam Webster, said it was "absolutely fantastic" to meet the royal.

"I've loved every minute of it - I'll be honest, I got to shake his hand and have a bit of a laugh with him as well," he said.

Among those who have received support were some from the local Parachute Regiment and Royal Gurkha Rifles, both of which have Prince Charles as their Colonel-in-Chief.

With a large Nepalese community in the Midlands, the daughter of a soldier based nearby presented a garland to Charles to commemorate the visit.

Len Hardy, the founder of VCP, spoke on what the visit meant to the charity: "It's a great, great privilege for us as veterans to have somebody of his power here to show that he cares."