Diamond Light Source is celebrating it's 15th Anniversary plus 10 years of operation and research Since HM the Queen opened the facility. On this occasion HRH Princess Royal was invited along to unveil a couple of plaques to commemorate this event.
No camera so had to use my phone and took this through the project office window of Princess Anne being shown a model of Diamond by CEO Andrew Harrison
Technical Director Richard Walker escorts HRH into the Storage Ring
Then proceeds to tell HRH all about the Storage Ring
After they had gone on a tour I popped round to where the ceremony would take place. I might add the large piece of equipment you see is part of the storage facility and was put in 12 years ago and carried beam around till six months ago when it was removed and new updated part replaced it.
Here CEO Andrew Harrison gives a speech with HRH Princess Anne looking on
Princess Anne gives a short Speech
Then unveils the plaques while Andrew Harrison looks very happy
Princess Anne reading the Plaques
Princess Anne signs the visitors book
After every one had gone I went back and took a photo of the plaques that were unveiled and will be put in place on a later date
Here is to another 15 years of Diamond Light Source