New Lord High Admiral

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Queen makes Duke of Edinburgh head of the Navy as 90th birthday gift - Telegraph


Queen makes Duke of Edinburgh head of the Navy as 90th birthday gift

The Queen has made the Duke of Edinburgh titular head of the Royal Navy by conferring on him the title of Lord High Admiral as a 90th birthday gift.


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The Duke of Edinburgh in naval uniform on a boat in Malta in 1949. The Duke served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets during the Second World War Photo: GETTY










Her Majesty has held the title herself since a re-organisation of the Navy in 1964, but decided to bestow it on her husband as a mark of her gratitude for his unstinting support during his record-breaking 59 years as her consort.




It is a particularly fitting tribute to the Duke, who served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets during the Second World War and recently spoke of his regret at having had to give up his Naval career when the Queen became monarch in 1952.




The honour was announced in a short statement from Buckingham Palace, which read: "The Queen has conferred the title and office of Lord High Admiral to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, on the occasion of his 90th birthday."




An official ceremony will be held at a date yet to be announced.




The office of the Lord High Admiral dates from the 14th century, when the English Navy was consolidated into a single fighting unit.



Originally responsible for aspects of Navy policy, the position of Lord High Admiral was held on commission by various peers of the realm. In 1628, following the death of the Duke of Buckingham, the position became entirely honorary with the duties of running the Navy delegated to a Board of Commissioners.



The title eventually fell out of use, but in 1964 it was re-vested in the sovereign during a review of the Navy's structure, and has remained in the Queen's gift ever since.
Neither the Army nor the Royal Air Force have similar offices at their head and the Navy is the only service in which Her Majesty holds the official headship in addition to being Head of the Armed Forces.



The Duke joined the Navy at the age of 18 and reached the rank of Commander during his distinguished service in the war.



He has remained closely connected to the Navy since retiring from active service, taking up an appointment as Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps in 1952, before a promotion to Admiral of the Fleet the following year.
 

Troglodyte

Lantern Swinger
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I just wonder if HM is a tad embarassed at the reduced size of the fleet, so gives himself the title, plus a boating lake, or more plastic ducks for his bath.
 
#3
Quite right dear Trog,
Though your Navy and mine was considerably bigger in the fifties than it is now, and more fun no doubt to most of us than the modern effort, However Just love our Queen and Dear Phillip, Krikee has he got some time in,Though Comomdor of the Chelsea sailing club might be more appropriate, Better looking chicks Hmmmmmmm
 
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I must have missed it - What is supposed to have done wrong now to deserve this one?
 
#6
Dunnow Throbber,
Just guessing, But I am sure it was, life was much simpler then. Easy squeezy , 4 squares a day a place to sling your mick.
Act green keep clean and F of ashore was the watch word.
Fun oh yes it was
No IT crap or cell phones that would land you in the Court at the Hague should you do the right thing,and some commie filmed it.
Think about it Throbber old Mate.
The old Navy was a very cool place to belong to , My Family in fact ,loved it bits.
God Bless
 
#7
I agree with Admiral Throbber.........we had more ships in more places so chances are we saw more of the world.. hence more runs ashore in different places, hence more fun.... in a throbbing sort of way !
 
#8
I agree with Admiral Throbber.........we had more ships in more places so chances are we saw more of the world.. hence more runs ashore in different places, hence more fun.... in a throbbing sort of way !

Lots of throbbing and not much fun if you caught a dose, not that I ever did just lucky I guess.
 
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Dunnow Throbber,
Just guessing, But I am sure it was, life was much simpler then. Easy squeezy , 4 squares a day a place to sling your mick.
Act green keep clean and F of ashore was the watch word.
Fun oh yes it was
No IT crap or cell phones that would land you in the Court at the Hague should you do the right thing,and some commie filmed it.
Think about it Throbber old Mate.
The old Navy was a very cool place to belong to , My Family in fact ,loved it bits.
God Bless
More fun if you're a lazy ****** who's career never amounted to **** all other than 22 years pissed on a paint cat.

"served" my arse, tourists.


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More fun if your a lazy ****** who's career never amounted to **** all other than 22 years pissed on a paint cat.

"served" my arse, ******* tourists.


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And you joined for what ?............death or glory......or to be able to communicate with an iPhone using Tapatalk......throbber !

and btw... it's you're not your ! .... literate... my arse !
 
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And you joined for what ?............death or glory......or to be able to communicate with an iPhone using Tapatalk......throbber !

and btw... it's you're not your ! .... literate... my arse !
That was quick. Satisfactory result achieved.

P.s. I joined for money.


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That was quick. Satisfactory result achieved.

P.s. I joined for money.


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Fair do's, you got me there.
You really are a master mong baiter.........or should that be mong master baiter...... anyway, I suppose being shafted, sorry, drafted to darkest Cornwall you need all the compensation you can get.


Sent from civilisation.........with my sympathy.
 
#18
Well matee until you have tried it It aint easy,
It can be flaming hard.
However I met his chief steward/chef many years ago in Malta.
Great chap. his party piece was to insert a six inch nail into his flacid dick, highly buffed up of coarse.
A true Naval type chap long gone now
And chaps for the Gong hunters get on the the CinCs staff you will get heaps.
 
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#19
Well matee until you have tried it It aint easy,
It can be flaming hard.
However I met his chief steward/chef many years ago in Malta.
Great chap. his party piece was to insert a six inch nail into his flacid dick, highly buffed up of coarse.
A true Naval type chap long gone now
And chaps for the Gong hunters get on the the CinCs staff you will get heaps.
What are you on about?
 
#20
Well matee until you have tried it It aint easy,
It can be flaming hard.
However I met his chief steward/chef many years ago in Malta.
Great chap. his party piece was to insert a six inch nail into his flacid dick, highly buffed up of coarse.
A true Naval type chap long gone now
And chaps for the Gong hunters get on the the CinCs staff you will get heaps.
I think Admiral is angling for the post of mess retard
retard.jpg
 

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