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Tourism and community - Cornwall visit 2015

The Prince of Wales, known as The Duke of Cornwall when he visits the South West, and The Duchess of Cornwall are carrying out their annual summer visit to Cornwall this week. The themes of this year's visit are tourism and supporting the local community.

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  1. Day Three: Newquay
  2. On the third and final day of the royal visit to Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall spent time in the town of Newquay. In the morning, Their Royal Highnesses's first stop was beautiful Fistral Beach for Ocean Plastics Awareness Day.
  3. The day was staged to highlight the efforts of local volunteer groups tackling marine litter on the beachfront and the work done to promote recycling and stop plastics from entering the marine environment. Ocean Plastics Awareness day was co-ordinated by organisations Surfers Against Sewage, Clean Cornwall and the Marine Conservation Society, of which The Prince of Wales is President.
  4. The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall viewed displays by beach clean groups and met with staff and supporters of the project.
  5. The Duchess of Cornwall met Larry the Lobster!
  6. This whale sculpture on Fistral Beach is made from plastic bottles cleared from beaches around Cornwall. The sculpture was created using 957 bottles in an effort to highlight the importance of keeping beaches clean and oceans litter-free. #TRHCornwall
    This whale sculpture on Fistral Beach is made from plastic bottles cleared from beaches around Cornwall. The sculpture was created using 957 bottles in an effort to highlight the importance of keeping beaches clean and oceans litter-free. #TRHCornwall
  7. The Marine Conversation Society helps to clear seas of the rising tide of rubbish and seeks to reduce overfishing, promoting sustainable seafood alternatives. HRH became President of the Marine Conservation Society in 1989.
  8. The Duchess of Cornwall then visited RAF Mawgan, a training station home to the Defence SERE Training Organisation. SERE stands for Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Extraction. RAF Mawgan offers SERE Training to all members of the UK Armed Forces deployed on operations overseas.
  9. HRH was given a demonstration of military survival tactics by Flight Sergeant Morgan and heard about St Mawgan and the services the Royal Air Force station offers.
  10. Flight Sergeant Morgan from RAF St Mawgan demonstrates military survival techniques at the base in Newquay, Cornwall. RAF St Mawgan is home to the Defence SERE Training Organisation, which offers survival training to recruits in the UK Armed Forces. #TRHCornwall
    Flight Sergeant Morgan from RAF St Mawgan demonstrates military survival techniques at the base in Newquay, Cornwall. RAF St Mawgan is home to the Defence SERE Training Organisation, which offers survival training to recruits in the UK Armed Forces. #TRHCornwall
  11. The final stop of the day saw The Duchess of Cornwall visiting Cornwall Air Ambulance. Here HRH met paramedics from the life-saving team and viewed the new emergency helicopter
  12. Cornwall Air Ambulance flies around 700 rescue missions each year, delivering medical care to patients across the county of Cornwall. The Duchess became Cornwall Air Ambulance's Patron in 2011.
  13. Paramedics gave The Duchess a demonstration of their new LUCAS chest compression equipment, which helps the team to deliver emergency care to patients in cardiac arrest. Cornwall Air Ambulance can treat patients both on-scene or take them to the hospital that best suits their needs.
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