Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Duke of Edinburgh as a Commander (Royal Navy), HMS Magpie

Photograph of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921) standing in right side profile on the deck of HMS Magpie wearing Royal Naval Commander's uniform, a beret and sunglasses.
The Duke of Edinburgh took command of HMS Magpie in September 1950. He was promoted to Commander on 30 June 1952. This was to be his final active naval appointment. In 1953 he was appointed Admiral of the Fleet.

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