HRH the Crown Prince attends handover ceremony of the UK's new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre

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Manama, June 21 (BNA): On behalf of His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister today attended the official handover ceremony of the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) by the Seventh Duke of Westminster to Her Excellency the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May. The ceremony was held in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Patron of the appeal to create the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre.

The DNRC is a new clinical rehabilitation centre for the armed forces stretching across a 145 hectare site on the Stanford Hall Estate near Loughborough, designed to provide injured servicemen and women access to state-of-the-art facilities and the highest quality of healthcare to support their recovery.

On behalf of His Majesty King Hamad, HRH the Crown Prince offered congratulations to the UK government on the inauguration of the DNRC, noting that military rehabilitation is one of a number of areas of collaboration between Bahrain and the United Kingdom that underpin long-standing bilateral ties

HRH the Crown Prince commended the UK government and armed services for placing military rehabilitation at the centre of policy efforts, noting the importance of facilities like the DNRC in helping servicemen and women rebuild their lives

HRH the Crown Prince emphasised that armed forces personnel play a crucial role in the defence of their country’s security and values, and deserve the highest standards of medical care and support in their recovery

HRH the Crown Prince paid tribute to the late Gerald Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of Westminster, whose personal contribution to the creation of the new facility will be instrumental to the rehabilitation of servicemen and women injured in the service of their country