Royal visit at Lincoln engineering firm

A royal figure will visit Lincoln in September to see the specialist work of a firm in the city.

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, Prince Edward, will visit engineering company Rakon UK, known globally for its work in ultra-stable crystal oscillators.

The Duke will visit on September 4, meeting some of the 90 staff at the facility on Sadler Road and learning more about its products and technologies.

He will also get a tour of the facility and visit the Custom Engineering lab, where new products are designed.

As part of the tour, the Duke will see the manufacturing line, watching Rakon’s ultra-stable quartz crystal oscillators being built.

Dr Philip Davies, Business Unit Manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome HRH to our site. It is a facility we are very proud of and we hope the Duke will be fascinated by what we have to show him.

“Following the accolade of receiving the Queen’s Award for Industry last year, this visit is another great honour for the company and one which we are all looking forward to.”

The Duke will be accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Mr Tony Worth and his wife, Mrs Jenny Worth.