Prince of Wales given Royal welcome by BAE Systems
BAE Systems welcomed His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to its Submarines' site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria today.
Above: HRH The Prince of Wales visits BAE Systems Submarines.
During his visit, His Royal Highness, who is also Admiral of the Fleet – the highest rank of the British Royal Navy, met with members of the Company's highly-skilled workforce as he was shown its unique submarine design and build capabilities.
His Royal Highness was given a tour of the Barrow site, including the New Assembly Shop and Devonshire Dock Hall, where the Astute class and Dreadnought class submarines are being built for the UK Royal Navy.
His Royal Highness also witnessed the ongoing redevelopment of the shipyard's facilities and infrastructure, which will support the build of the new Dreadnought submarines. Throughout his tour, he stopped to talk to a number of employees, including some of the Company's 1,000 apprentices.
Above: HRH The Prince of Wales in front of Audacious.
BAE Systems Submarines Managing Director, Tony Johns, said: "It was a great honour to welcome His Royal Highness to our site today. The Prince of Wales met a number of our employees and showed a great deal of interest in their work and the unique skills we have here in Barrow. Having such a prestigious guest demonstrates to our workforce how vital a role they play in building the Royal Navy's submarines and ultimately protecting our nation."
His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales is the latest in a long line of Royal family visitors to BAE Systems Submarines. In 2013, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also toured the Submarines site.