50 Years of 'Prince Philip Prize'

HRH, The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G.,K.T., visited the Trades House, Glasgow, yesterday (3 July) and attended a Reception to mark the 50th Anniversary of the initial award of the  'Prince Philip Prize' for engineering students.

Deacon John McKnight of the Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow which organises and runs the award scheme, said; "The Duke of Edinburgh was made an Honorary Member of the Incorporation of Hammerman in 1955. It's an amazing testament to his commitment and continuity of support for the Glasgow Hammermen that he has made this journey today to meet prize winners, past and present. 

John continued; " We are honoured that HRH spent time with guests at the reception including some 15 past winners, many now leaders in the engineering industry and professions, and presented the prizes to this year's two winners selected from the universities and colleges of Greater Glasgow." 

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Shannon Martin won this year's 'College Prince Philip Prize'.  Shannon studied at Glasgow Clyde College and is now an Apprentice Polymer Process Technician with Rosti Automotive Ltd at Larkhall.  The 'University Prince Philip Prize' was awarded to Merlin Kafka, who studied at Strathclyde University gaining a First Class engineering degree specialising in Product Design. 

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The Duke of Edinburgh was also welcomed to the Trades House of Glasgow by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, Eva Bolander and Deacon Convenor Keith Brown of the Trades of Glasgow, one of the city's oldest thriving charitable bodies.

Keith Brown said; "It was a great occasion for the Incorporation of Hammermen and for the Trades House. We are privileged to have enjoyed the Royal patronage of the Duke of Edinburgh since 1955 and his active participation on so many occasions. ''