The Royal Treatment by EFS Europe for The Prince of Wales at RAF Cranwell
Posted: Thu, 12 May 2022 10:11
HRH Addresses the Parade
Temporary Walkway for Events
Prince Charles visited RAF College Cranwell on Friday 29 April to look on as aviators from RAF Cranwell and RAF Halton celebrated their graduation which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Prince of Wales arrived at the Royal Airforce College, to see a parade performed by over 500 aviators.
Two Typhoons and a Voyager aircraft conducted a flypast as part of the event, with the Prince of Wales also inspecting personnel.
The event was organised for those who had graduated from Cranwell and RAFHalton when pandemic restrictions meant guests were not permitted. Around 1,500 were in attendance including the Chief of the Defence Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff.
Following the parade, HRH met with aviators and their families at a reception at the RAF College. EFS Europe was invited to supply its flooring for the reception by the marquee provider Events & Tents. 360m2 of Hex Road was installed to act as service roads for the marquees. Inside the catering marquee, EFS also installed 216m2 of its Temp-A-Path product alongside 216m2 of the company's Caterer Floor, a hard wearing, flame retardant, easy clean, white polythene sheet designed for temporary indoor and outdoor kitchens. 750m2 of Temp-A-Path was also supplied to provide pathways to the marquess and around the toilet blocks
RAF Cranwell, which is marking its centenary year, has a special place in the Prince of Wales' heart, as it is where he began his own career in the Armed Services in March 1971. Charles was pictured wearing full ceremonial RAF dress, complete with a sword for the occasion. The heir to the throne reviewed the officers who stood to attention during the event and spoke with some of them for a moment as they finally celebrated their graduation.
Speaking on behalf of EFS Europe, Jeremy Simpson, Managing Director said "We were delighted to be invited to provide our event flooring for this very prestigious event. The graduating officers and aviators have worked so hard throughout the complexities of the pandemic and seeing the well-deserved praise from His Royal High was a momentous occasion."