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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visit Eton



The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Eton on 27 May to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Eton College Combined Cadet Force. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness were received by the Lord Lieutenant of the Royal County of Berkshire (The Hon Mary Bayliss) and by the High Sheriff (Mrs Hugh Stevenson). Witnessed by the whole school assembled in School Yard,  The Queen inspected the Guard of Honour commanded by Cadet Officer Frederick Cripps while music was played by the CCF band. Afterwards Her Majesty unveiled a stone tablet erected in the cloisters in memory of Old Etonians who have been awarded the Victoria Cross or George Cross. The commemoration was attended by donors who generously supported the memorial, and by relatives and descendants of the forty-four Eton men whose valour has been recognised by medals dating from 1854 to 1982. Before departing, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh met Old Etonians currently serving in the Army.