All Prince Charles's vast array of medals explained 

Prince Charles donned 15 medals and badges yesterday as he paid tribute to the British and Allied soldiers who fought at Passchendaele on the centenary of the day the battle began.

From medals commemorating his mother's reign on the throne, to personal military service awards - he wears his badges with pride.

MailOnline takes a look at each of the awards given to the Prince of Wales.   

MailOnline takes a look at each of the awards given to the Prince of Wales

MailOnline takes a look at each of the awards given to the Prince of Wales

UK Veterans' Association

The UK Veterans' Association badge is awarded to to those who received a medal for service in the army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, RAF, Home Guard or reserve forces.

Charles served in both the navy and air force during his military career between 1971 and 1994. 

Former servicemen and women can apply for a badge on the government website. 

The Mercians Badge  

In 2007, the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment, the Staffordshire Regiment and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters merged into one and was named the Mercian Regiment.

Prince Charles attended the 'rebadging' ceremony at Tamworth Castle where he presented service medals to current and former soldiers.

He replaced his cap badge at the same time as the parading soldiers. 

At the time he said: 'I have no doubt that the Mercian Regiment will stand firm and strike hard just as its predecessor regiments did in all four corners of the world.'

7 SCOTS (51st Highland Division) Badge 

The Prince of Wales is known as the Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland and he is the Royal Colonel to the 51st Highland Division, which is the 7th Batallion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Prince of Wales is known as the Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland and he is the Royal Colonel to the 51st Highland Division, which is the 7th Batallion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland

The Prince of Wales is known as the Duke of Rothesay when he is in Scotland and he is the Royal Colonel to the 51st Highland Division, which is the 7th Batallion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. 

In August 2005, the new regimental cap badge was unveiled at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo. 

The new cap badge incorporates the Saltire of St Andrew and the Lion Rampant of the Royal Standard of Scotland, which are two prominent national symbols. 

The cap badge is surmounted by the Crown of Scotland.

Welsh Guards badge 

In 1975, Charles became the Royal Colonel of the Welsh Guards and is often referred to as the Prince of Wales' company. The badge dons a crown and a leek - a traditional symbol of Wales

In 1975, Charles became the Royal Colonel of the Welsh Guards and is often referred to as the Prince of Wales' company. The badge dons a crown and a leek - a traditional symbol of Wales

In 1975, Charles became the Royal Colonel of the Welsh Guards and is often referred to as the Prince of Wales' company.

Twelve guardsmen of the regiment escorted the casket of Diana, Princess of Wales, from Kensington Palace to Westminster Abbey in 1997.

The badge dons a crown and a leek - a traditional symbol of Wales. 

The Gordon Highlanders badge

The Gordon Highlanders are a Scottish regiment based in Aberdeen.  

The medal features a stag's head and

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