On Wednesday, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend ‘A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards’ at the National Maritime Museum, London.
The ‘Millies’ as there are known were started by Prince Charles in 2008. The idea behind the awards is to acknowledge and give recognition to those in the Britain’s Armed Forces. “The awards continue to recognise the excellence, sacrifices and contributions made by our servicemen and women, both at home and abroad,” stated Clarence House.
Prince Charles and his wife will meet with the nominees for the awards during a reception prior to attending the ceremony. Both will present the award for ‘Most Outstanding Airman’ then the Prince will deliver a short speech.
“It is time once again to launch The Sun’s Military Awards Campaign and begin the search for extraordinary examples of bravery, fortitude, resilience and determination by our Servicemen and women. I cannot help but feel that this is the easier part of the task, as there are quite simply so many remarkable examples of soldiers, sailors and airmen and women doing extraordinary things. The more difficult task is to try and decide between them just who should receive an award, as they all deserve recognition,” Charles remarked upon the 2013 ‘Millies’ launch in September.
‘A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards’ honours the accomplishments of the Armed Forces as well as those who support operations both home and abroad. Both servicemen and women as well as civilians are chosen for the Award. Ten awards will be bestowed upon units, groups and individuals of the Royal Air Force, Royal Army and Royal Navy.
In 2008, the first Military Awards took place and were attended by Charles and Camilla. The Royal couple also attended in 2010 and 2012. In 2009, Prince William and Prince Harry attended the “Millies’ and again in 2011 when the Duchess of Cambridge joined the brothers.