10 March 2014 - 17:38
Duke of Edinburgh to attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music


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The Duke of Edinburgh will attend the Mountbatten Festival of Music in London on 13th March as Captain General of the Royal Marines.

The 92 year old Duke will attend the Festival on March 13

The 92 year old Duke will attend the Festival on March 13th

The Mountbattern Festival of Music features the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines performing over three nights in London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Prince Phillip will be attending the event as Captain General of the Royal Marines. His Royal Highness was previously a member of the Navy until 1951 when he ended his active naval career.

In 1952, he was appointed Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Cadet Force and Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Air Training Corps.

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Eventually the Prince was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet and appointed Field Marshal as well as Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

The festival began on the 6th February 1973 when the bands of the Royal Marines School of Music, Commander-in-Chief, Naval Home Command and HMS Ganges were massed for a performance given in aid of the Royal Academy of Music’s 150th Anniversary Appeal.

All proceeds from the festival go to the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and CLIC Sargent.

photo credit: Royal Navy Media Archive via photopin cc



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