This award honours a person whose lifetime of dedicated service has provided a significant contribution in support of the Armed Forces Community.
All of the Soldiering On Award Finalists you’ve met in recent blogs and videos have achieved remarkable things and inspired countless people. However, as we navigate our way through life, we may be lucky enough to encounter that rare person who dedicates their whole life to the service of their country, and to other people who have served.
A fine example is the late His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He served his country in a military capacity with distinction during the Second World War, and continued to serve the people as a respected and admired member of the Royal family in many ways, right up until his passing earlier this year at the age of 99.
Prince Philip’s qualities of stoicism, enthusiasm and determination – along with his charm, humour and warmth, can be seen in this year’s three Lifetime Achievement finalists. The exceptional men in this category have all gone above and beyond. They have dedicated their whole lives to the military family, supporting countless veterans, serving personnel, charity workers and others, whilst honouring those that have fallen in order to protect our country and freedom.