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The Queen and family to mark Battle of Britain's 75th anniversary

On Friday 10th July Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, will witness an RAF Flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. For The Queen and Prince Philip, this event will be a family affair as they will also be joined by The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Andrew, The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke of Kent, The Duke…
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History Rewind: 'Wings' for The Duke of Edinburgh

<![CDATA[ On 4 May 1953, The Duke of Edinburgh received his wings. The Duke was awarded his pilot’s wings in a private ceremony that was held at Buckingham Palace. Air Chief Marshall Sir William Dickson, Chief of Air Staff, present The Prince with the award. Flight-Lieutenant Caryl Ramsay Gordon, Philip’s flying instructor, also was in attendance at the ceremony. He watched as the Duke…
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