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
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."
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
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. ''