On 10 December, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend ‘A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards’ at the National Maritime Museum in 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.
This past Wednesday, Prince Charles hosted a reception for the 12 judges of the Millies at Clarence House.
Charles commented: “This year’s Millies provide yet another opportunity for the nation to celebrate the fortitude, courage and dedication that marks out our Armed Forces as among the best in the world. Every year that we attend, my wife and I are astonished by the stories we see and hear on the night, stories of heroism and sacrifice at home and abroad that make us all proud.”
‘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.
“Whenever my wife and I have the opportunity to meet those serving, together with their families, as well as those that have left active service and are now taking on new challenges, we are amazed by their humility and resilience. We both look forward to the Awards next week, to acknowledge and appreciate the outstanding work of every rank and Service in our extraordinary Armed Forces,” Prince Charles noted during Wednesday’s gathering at Clarence House. .
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 they were both joined by Duchess of Cambridge.
Featured Photo Credit: Chloe Howard 2014