The Duke of Buccleuch. RIP

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Ordinary Seaman Johnnie Dalkeith (served RN 1941-45) died on 4 September 2007. Better known as the Duke of Buccleuch (pronounced: Buckley) & Queensbury, he has a distinguished career joining the RN at the age of 18 for his war service, unusually (then) in the ranks for a youth was was an Earl, and followed his naval career with service in the House of Commons until he suceeded his father to the Dukedom. Before and during the BSE crisis the Palace of Westminster bought its beef from his Estate.

My condolences to his people.
 
#2
Re: Ordinary Seaman Dalkeith RIP

Sorry AAC your accent is not quite right, it is more like Buckloo. A well respected gent, the acceptable side of land owning aristocracy.
 

Seadog

War Hero
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Re: Ordinary Seaman Dalkeith RIP

Commissioned in short order and demobbed as a Lt Cdr RNVR if I'm not mistaken. Subsequently Honorary Captain RNR I'm sure of.

His other title was Duke of Queensberry (not Queensbury). His Grace was well respected by all accounts.
 

hackle

Lantern Swinger
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According to Wikipedia

In 1942 he joined the Royal Navy as an ordinary seaman, and was commissioned as an officer the following year, serving on destroyers. He continued as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Naval Reserve after the war until 1971. He was awarded the Volunteer Reserve Decoration in 1959. He was appointed Honorary Captain in the Royal Naval Reserve in 1988.
One of the newspaper obituaries I read today said that he had distinguished himself at Eton by putting out a fire caused by an incendiary bomb.

Well thought of in Scotland. RIP.
 

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