Britain's Prince Harry Opens New Royal Navy Center In Devon

Category: Media & Culture / Aug 02, 2013 12:08PM EDT

Britain's Prince Harry opened a new Royal Navy center on Friday (August 02) aimed at boosting Britain's amphibious fighting capabilities

In his role as Commodore-in-Chief Small Ships and Diving, the royal travelled to Devonport naval base in Plymouth to launch Royal Marines Tamar - the new £30 million GBP base to be used to teach servicemen a range of skills from handling hovercrafts to staging beach landings.

Dressed in his Dismounted Service Uniform of the Blues & Royals with Army Air Corps beret he spoke to some of the Royal Marines in the parade.

The 28-year-old unveiled the center’s plaque, before taking the Royal Salute and the Royal March Past.

Colonel Garth Manger, the military unit's commanding officer, said bringing facilities and personnel together at Tamar would help deliver amphibious capabilities.

Video Credit: Reuters