BSAC expedition divers honoured by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh

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Three groups of BSAC divers have been honoured by HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh for their significant achievement in the field of diving expeditions.

The Duke of Edinburgh Prize for the British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust is awarded each year to the best underwater scientific projects carried out by BSAC members, in recognition of their work exploring, surveying and researching marine and wreck sites.

At a special event held at Buckingham Palace on 14 October, the 2015 Duke of Edinburgh Award was presented to Mulberry 70, led by Southsea SAC’s Alison Mayor.

Two further expeditions also received commendations: the Sunderland Flying Boat project, led by Kevin Smith and HM Submarine A7, led by Allen Murray.

HRH, the Duke of Edinburgh presented the awards and spent time with the diving teams to hear more about their projects. The three expedition groups were also joined at the Palace by BSAC Chief Executive Mary Tetley, BSAC Chairman Eugene Farrell and Jubilee Trust representatives Harry Gould, Dr John Bevan and Dr Paul Cragg.

Speaking after the event, Mary Tetley said it was an incredible day for all concerned. “It was a real pleasure to spend time with such accomplished and talented divers and to be inspired by their ambitious and exciting projects.

“The whole day made me feel very proud to be part of BSAC and my congratulations go out to all involved.”

View more photos on BSAC’s Facebook page here.

For more information on the British Sub-Aqua Jubilee Trust and its expedition grant scheme click here.

More information on the Duke of Edinburgh Prize click here.

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