Chief of the General Staff tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Chief of the General Staff Sir Mark Carleton-Smith KCB CBE ADC has paid tribute to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

"I speak for the whole Army today.

"Across All Ranks, there's an enormous sadness that His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has died.

"A Field Marshal for nearly seventy years, he held a range of colonelcies for our regiments and our corps, inspiring his units over successive generations and contributing advice and guidance during his lifetime of service.

"His Royal Highness epitomised commitment and duty. He was himself a Second World War veteran and an exemplar of that remarkable generation.

"We will remember a dynamic, energetic and charismatic leader who gave his time and advice generously; a man who was fascinated by technology and the future, and we'll remember him for his deep interest in our soldiers and their families and for the example that he set of service and of duty.

"We deeply regret his passing, but we will remember him with respect, admiration and gratitude and on behalf of the Army, I send my profound condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and all of the Royal Family."


General Sir Mark Alexander Popham Carleton-Smith, KCB, CBE, ADC Gen

Chief of the General Staff tribute to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh