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Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended Britannia Royal Naval College today, watching the latest class of cadets pass out as officers. 

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, attended Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth today, Thursday, 15th of April, to watch the passing out of officer cadets. 

A minute's silence was held during the ceremony, in memory of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on the 9th of April, aged 99. 

Prince Philip himself passed out at Britannia Royal Naval College in 1940, and Mr Johnson said "you’ve just seen those wonderful cadets become officers themselves and incarnating the finest traditions of the Royal Navy, in the way the Duke did himself" and said that his "thoughts are with [the Queen] again today". 

Speaking during his visit in Devon, the Prime Minister spoke about the NHS and the response to the pandemic, saying: “We do need people to take up their appointments and to get the treatment that they need.

“We’re going to make sure that we give the NHS all the funding that it needs, as we have done throughout the pandemic, to beat the backlog.

“We’ve put about £92 billion already extra into the NHS this year and we’re going to do whatever it takes.

“But the NHS has done an incredible job so far. I’ve no doubt that they’re going to be able to tackle this as well.”

A special memorial service for the Duke of Edinburgh was held at 4.30pm at Exeter Cathedral, among a number of events at taking place in churches across the county.


Main image: Shared by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson from his visit to BRNC Dartmouth 

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