His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is due to visit Marshall of Cambridge today.
Duke of Edinburgh visit to Marshall
During the visit, His Royal Highness will be shown a purpose built Re-locatable Operating Theatre for the National Health Service. During the next month, this facility - which is the first of its kind and which has the potential of greatly enhancing hospital operating facilities throughout the NHS - will be delivered to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.
His Royal Highness will then open the new Marshall Aerospace Aircraft Support Centre which brings together key departments within the company involved with the support of Customers and their aircraft before, during and after work has been completed.
This very modern new building, which was completed in May 2002, stands behind the main entrance in Newmarket Road and is a reflection of the changing nature of Marshall Aerospace's expanding Product Support and Engineering Services activities in the world aviation market place.
During the afternoon, Prince Philip will be planting a commemorative tree immediately behind the Marshall Group of Companies' Head Office in Newmarket Road. This tree, a Sorbus Aria Majestica (Whitebeam) will join trees previously planted by King Abdullah II of Jordan, The Duke of Kent, and The Princess Margaret.
Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.