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Prince Charles visits Crawley to officially open training centre

The Prince of Wales visited the L3Harris Technologies’ London Training Centre in Manor Royal Crawley this morning to officially open their new training centre.



Prince Charles is greeted by the High Sheriff and the Chairman of West Sussex Council.

Greeted by the High Sheriff, the Chairman of West Sussex County Council, Crawleys Mayor and MP, Prince Wales was then taken inside the impressive new training centre where he was introduced to staff.

The new L3Harris training centre in Manor Royal, Crawley.

The Prince was then taken to meet with production apprentices and engineers who are part of the company’s Professional Development Scheme.

Crawleys Mayor and MP were there to greet the Prince.

The Prince then visited a pilot cadet class taking place and met Prince’s Trust cadets.

As part of the RAF 100 Legacy, L3Harris will deliver The Prince’s Trust Flying Scholarship.

The Prince met with members of L3Harris.

The scholarship will support three young people per year for the next ten years, helping them to start their flying careers. The programme will deliver a streamlined training course at the company’s Airline Academy in Bournemouth on single-engine aircraft.

The Prince also met with Broness Vere of Norbiton who is Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the Department for Transport.

The first three pupils to be offered a scholarship are from Belfast and will undertake their training from September 2019. His Royal Highness then joined a reception before unveiling a plaque to commemorate his visit.


Crawley school honoured to be visited by Holocaust survivor



Students from The Gatwick School were fascinated to hear from a survior from the Holocaust when he made a visit to the school earlier this week.

Survivor John Hajdu, who was born in 1937, came to the school to speak about his experience of the Holocaust in Budapest, Hungary.

His forty minute talk fascinated the students who were clearing moved by what he had to ssay.

The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of the holocaust and to explore it’s lessons in more depth. 

The visit was part of the Holocaust Educational Trust Outreach Program

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