The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021: British Army Updates
It is with the utmost sadness that we learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness was hugely significant in the Armed Forces having served operationally himself for many years, and he was respected by all who served alongside him and after him. He was made Field Marshal of the British Army in 1953, a rank he held until his death, and he enjoyed strong lifelong connections with many British and Commonwealth services, regiments and corps. His loss is deeply felt and our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family.
Saturday 17 April 2021
With the funeral later this afternoon we look back to the preparations that have been taking place over the last 8 days.
We wish HRH the Duke of Edinburgh "Fair winds and following seas"
Friday 16 April 2021
Rehearsals have moved to Windsor in preparation for the funeral tomorrow.
The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery prepare to salute the royal funeral
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Rehearsals for Ceremonial Duties have begun. Sailors, Marines, Soldiers, Airmen and Airwomen have been practicing their drill, ready for the state funeral of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
Preparing the uniforms
Tuesday 13 April 2021
The Army begins preparations for Ceremonial Duties and we see soldiers moving to rehearsal areas to ensure they are ready for the funeral.
Preparation for Ceremonial Duties
Monday 12 April 2021
Whilst the Army prepares for the State Funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh we speak to the regiments with which he had a strong link.
Saturday 10 April 2021
Today at 1200 the military marked the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh with Gun Salutes across the Nation and at sea.
Gun Salutes for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Friday 9 APRIL 2021
It is with the utmost sadness that we learned of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
It’s been a momentous week at the Army Training Regiment (ATR) Pirbright, as hundreds of military personnel on the camp have been preparing for the funeral of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen’s Company are the tallest soldiers in the Grenadier Guards. All over six foot they are also marked out for their immaculate bearing, operational experience and exemplary behaviour.
“He would then walk off mischievously grinning” - State Trumpeters tell of their time with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry will perform inside St George’s Chapel at the funeral service of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
On the day of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, three World War One vintage 18 pounder horse drawn guns will make their way from Combermere Barracks to Windsor Castle’s East Lawn.
A Scottish infantry unit will support the funeral of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, this Saturday.
Military personnel have commenced rehearsals for the Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, which will take place at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
The RIFLES have a long history with The Duke of Edinburgh. He was their Colonel in Chief from their formation in 2007 until his retirement in 2020. As part of his Funeral, taking place in Windsor on Saturday, 14 personnel from 3 RIFLES will form an element of the Guard of Honour, led by Lieutenant O’Brien.
An Army officer whose journey towards a military career began with the Duke of Edinburgh Award says Prince Philip was “a handrail to his life”.
It is especially poignant that the day I passed out was the day the Duke of Edinburgh died considering the Award played a large part in my path towards a career in the Army.
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had a deep connection with Scotland.
As the Nation remembers the life of His Royal Highness, Army personnel who served alongside him talk about what he meant to the Regiments he was associated with.
For the Honourable Artillery Company, the City of London’s Reserve Army Regiment, preparations for a gun salute start in the early hours.