Disabled and able-bodied UK military personnel competed in this past weekend’s US Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. For the first time, a team of front line medical personnel competed in the 27 October run. Soldiers from the British Army ran alongside members of the AFF Team SideXSide. TEAM Medics were made up of front line doctor and nursing personnel who serve or have served at the front end of Trauma Emergency at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.
This weekend, staff from the British Embassy in Washington, along with representatives from 7 other area embassies, participated in the local Ambassadors Cricket Cup held in Maryland. The day long tournament included participation from Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies. Our team unfortunately lost out to Australia but the event was a great opportunity to play a GREAT British sport.
On 11 May the British Embassy in Washington opened its doors to the public for the annual EU Open House Day. We showcased UK culture, heritage, innovation and creativity: a bit of everything that makes Britain GREAT. Visitors were able to interact with multiple exhibits, tour the Ambassador’s residence and gardens, and learn more about why the UK remains a fantastic destination for travel, study and business.
While in Washington, Prince Harry visited the US Senate to tour HALO’s photographic exhibition and meet with US senators.
Prince Harry is Patron of HALO’s 25th Anniversary Appeal. He was accompanied by Guy Willoughby from the Trust and US Senator John McCain.
(Photos - Top: Prince Harry views HALO’s photographic exhibition at the US Capitol. Bottom: Prince Harry visits HALO Mozambique via the HALO Trust on Flickr)
Prince Harry began a seven-day tour of the USA on 9 May 2013, with visits to Washington DC, Colorado, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
(Photo: Prince Harry at a May 2012 reception at the British ambassador’s residence in Washington in honour of British and American wounded warriors.)