The Prince of Wales has visited Merville Barracks in Colchester where he awarded the parachute regiment with new colours. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Prince of Wales has recalled his first parachute drop almost 50 years ago in Dorset, “initially upside down with my legs in the rigging lines”.Charles, 72, was speaking as he presented new colours to the Parachute Regiment at a ceremony at Merville Barracks in Colchester, Essex.The prince was 23 years old when he completed his first parachute drop on July 29 1971 from an Andover aircraft into Studland Bay, Dorset.
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A Ford Escort which was given to Diana, Princess of Wales by the Prince of Wales as an engagement present has sold for £52,640 at auction, after the current owner kept the car’s origins a secret for 20 years.Interview with: Lewis Rabett, of Reeman Dansie Auctions.The vehicle was sold on Tuesday in an online auction by Reeman Dansie, of Colchester, Essex, to a telephone bidder for £52,640. The hammer price was £47,000, exceeding the pre-auction estimate of £30,000 to £40,000.Lady Diana Spencer received the 1981 silver 1.6L Ghia saloon from Charles two months before they were married. She often drove it to watch the prince play polo, and the bonnet features a silver frog – a copy of the original mascot which was given to the princess by her sister Sarah and which Diana kept when she sold the car.
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Bruno Fernandes believes improving Manchester United will be even better this season as the playmaker looks to bring silverware to a club making impressive moves in the transfer market.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished as Premier League runners-up last term and fell to an agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League final in Poland.United are preparing for a new season in a stronger-looking position, having last week completed the £73million acquisition of long-standing target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
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