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The Gloucesters

The Duchess of Gloucester is awarded major promotion by The King after decades of quiet service

After more than 30 years service as Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps, the Duchess of Gloucester has been promoted to Colonel-in-Chief of the military unit.

Following King Charles III’s Accession to the throne, His Majesty is honouring members of his family with new military appointments.

This includes the Duchess of Gloucester, who had been Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Adjutant General’s Corps since 1992.

Her appointment as Colonel-in-Chief comes as her husband, the Duke of Gloucester, is appointed Air Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

The Duke has been Patron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force Foundation since 2012.

He is following in his mother’s footsteps as, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, was Commandant of the Womens’ Auxiliary Air Force from 1939 to 1944.

The new appointments have been made by The King as a clear sign that the close relationship between the Armed Forces and the Royal Family will continue in His Majesty’s reign.

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