The RAF’s 100th anniversary was an occasion for pomp and ceremony and princes William and Harry made sure to wear appropriate uniform for the occasion – complete with military decorations.
Here, Dominic Nicholls, the Telegraph’s defence correspondent, describes the history behind the royal brothers’ medals.
The medal is awarded to personnel who complete operational service on or in support of, operations in Afghanistan from September 11 2001.
The Golden Jubilee Medal was awarded to personnel to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.
Recipients must have been in effective service on February 6 2002, have completed a minimum of five years service and have enlisted on or before February 7 1997 serving with the regular, reserve or cadet forces.
Recipients must have been in effective service on February 6 2012, completed a minimum of five years’ service, have enlisted on or before February 7 2007 and have served with the regular, reserve or cadet forces.
The wings they are both wearing on their left breast signify that they are qualified military (helicopter) pilots.
Prince William is wearing the Order of the Garter on his left breast pocket, which also entitles him to wear the blue sash.
Post time: Aug-01-2019