Prince Charles visits home of Joint Forces Command

Published: 16 Dec 2016

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales recently dropped by Northwood headquarters - home of Joint Forces Command - to see first-hand how it contributes to defence.

Joint Forces Command was set up in 2012 to bring together organisations that support UK military operations around the world.

Rear Admiral Tony Radakin, chief of staff for Joint Forces Command, met with the Prince to explain how the Command was overcoming defence challenges in an increasingly complex world. He explained this was achieved by ensuring that defence had the necessary healthcare, training, information, intelligence and cyber security to succeed.

“It was an honour for me to host His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales,” said Rear Admiral Radakin.

“As a long-standing supporter of the armed services, the Prince took a keen interest in Joint Forces Command and the diverse range of work we do to support UK defence.”

His Royal Highness also met servicemen and women, civil servants and contractors, who gave short presentations to provide insight into the breadth of activity across the Command.

One presentation outlined how medics deal with trauma injury procedure, while another showcased the unique combination of academic and military personnel utilised to deliver world-class defence training and education. 

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