OPERATION OCULUS, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, FEBRUARY 2007 (TAPE 3) [Allocated Title]
In his capacity as Colonel of the Welsh Guards, HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, visits the Banja Luka Metal Factory in Bosnia Herzegovina to hand out traditional leeks to members of the Welsh Guards.
EUFOR Puma helicopter lands and Prince Charles (dressed in combat fatigues) and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, accompanied by Michael Rycroft, the British ambassador, alight. The Prince greet the three members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina: Nebojša Radmanović (Serbian), Željko Komšić (Croat) and Haris Silajdžić (Bosniak). Parade in hangar: soldiers line up to attention as Guards' band plays. The three members of the presidency and the ambassador take their seats. Band plays and salute is given as the Prince and Duchess enter the hangar and stand on the saluting base. Officers and men of the Prince of Wales's Company line up and individually receive their leeks from the Prince. At the same time, the Duchess of Cornwall distributes leeks to No 2 Company, No 3 Company and Headquarters Company.
Later, in a side ceremony, the Prince and the Duchess talk with officers and issue medals, before mixing informally with men of the Regiment..