Friday, June 30 – Trenton and Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario 11:15 am
Administrative arrival in Canadian Forces Base Trenton
In Trenton, Their Royal Highnesses participate in events and activities that support and recognize individuals and families in the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton.
Walk through hangar displays and meet with Royal Canadian Air Force members
Their Royal Highnesses meet military personnel at 8 Wing, CFB Trenton, who specialize in airlift and search and rescue, and have been keeping Canadians safe at home and abroad for over 87 years.
Their Royal Highnesses engage with personnel responsible for the CC-130 Hercules Aircraft and the MPN-25 Radar, Mobile VFR (Visual Flight Rule) and Mobile IFR (Instrument Flight Rules). These navigational aids provide support during exercises and operation and are readily deployable in a short amount of time by land, sea and air.
Events at the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre:
The Prince of Wales meets with military personnel involved in Search and Rescue (SAR)
The Prince of Wales attends SAR demonstrations, meets with SAR members and their families, and learns about the program’s services.
The Duchess of Cornwall meets with The Queen’s Own Rifles, an Army Reserve regiment based in downtown Toronto and Scarborough. Founded in April 26 1860, it is the oldest continuously serving infantry regiment in Canada. The Duchess of Cornwall was made Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment in 2014 and will meet with families and members of the reserve unit.
The Prince of Wales meets beneficiaries and supporters of the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur, an initiative of Prince’s Charities Canada which provides transitioning military personnel and veterans with the education, training and resources they need to start a business.
His Royal Highness meets with veterans who are now business owners and have been supported by this program.
Friday, June 30 – Trenton and Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario 12:30 pm
Honouring the fallen at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial:
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall honour those Canadians who paid the ultimate sacrifice by laying a wreath and a floral spray at the memorial.
The Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial, invites Canadians to contemplate the personal sacrifice of war. Located adjacent to CFB Trenton on the Bay of Quinte, this tribute is near where Canadian repatriation ceremonies are held.
It is also located at the beginning of the Highway of Heroes, the route along Highway 401 where a member of Canada’s Armed Forces who has fallen in combat takes his or her final journey from CFB Trenton to the Coroner’s Office in Toronto. Canadians gather in the thousands on the highway overpasses to pay tribute to those killed in action and demonstrate respect for the families.
Friday, June 30 – Trenton and Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario 1:15 pm
Visit Wellington Farmer’s Market in Prince Edward County:
Their Royal Highnesses highlight the work being done to develop and promote the “farm to table” and “shop locally” movement in Prince Edward County. Such activities have increased tourism and economic development in the region and have allowed the County to become a top culinary and wine destination in recent years.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit the booths, stopping to chat with vendors and artisans at the Wellington Farmer’s Market
Visit Norman Hardie Winery and meet local vintners and farmers
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Norman Hardie Winery, an example of how locally made, small batch producers and farmers can be successful in a local, national and international economy.
Their Royal Highness visit various stations offering locally sourced food and wine prepared by celebrity chefs, local farmers and producers who operate in the area.