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Captain Mark Garratt CO RNAS Culdrose and the Queen
Capt Garratt greeting the Queen. Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall looks on.
The Queen
Captain Mark Garratt and the Queen
Captain Mark Garratt with the Queen and Prince Philip

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit Culdrose

Published: 20 May 2013

At the end of the Royal Visit to West Cornwall Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh flew out of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose on route back to London. 

Arriving by the Diamond Jubilee Royal Train at St Erth station, the royal couple went on to unveil a plaque and signed the visitor’s book at the St Ives lifeboat station, where they were greeted by hundreds of people waving union flags. 

The Queen and Duke also visited St Michael's Mount, the 12th century castle and ancestral home to Lord and Lady St Levan who live on the tidal island near Penzance. The Queen and Prince Philip last visited West Cornwall in 2011. 

After lunch at the castle the royal couple moved to RNAS Culdrose where they were greeted by the Commanding Officer Captain Mark Garratt and the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho before boarding a Royal Flight aircraft that flew the royal party to RAF Northolt in West London.


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