Daniel Craig in uniform in front of the London skyline as he's appointed an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy (Picture: Royal Navy).
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Daniel Craig 'Truly Privileged' To Be Appointed Honorary Navy Commander

The new title matches his on-screen rank as '007' James Bond.

Daniel Craig in uniform in front of the London skyline as he's appointed an honorary Commander in the Royal Navy (Picture: Royal Navy).

Actor Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy – matching the rank of his on-screen character, '007' James Bond.

Honorary officers in the Royal Navy aim to strengthen the Navy's ties with the communities it serves.

Cdr Craig has a particular interest in service families, according to the Royal Navy.

In photos shared by the Navy to mark his new honorary rank, Cdr Craig can be seen wearing the newest design of the service's uniform.

"I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of honorary commander in the senior service," Cdr Craig said.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin said: "I am delighted to welcome honorary Commander Daniel Craig to the Royal Navy.

"Our honorary officers act as ambassadors and advocates for the service, sharing their time and expertise to spread the message about what our global, modern, and ready Royal Navy is doing around the world.

"Daniel Craig is well known for being Commander Bond for the last 15 years – a Naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe.

First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin with Daniel Craig as he's appointed honorary commander in the Royal Navy (Picture: Royal Navy).

"That's what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skill the same way as Bond himself.

"I look forward to him getting to see more of our sailors and marines over the coming months and years."

The announcement comes ahead of the premiere of the newest Bond instalment 'No Time to Die'.

Filmmakers worked closely with the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence in the production of the latest film in the franchise.

Warship HMS Dragon features in the movie with a sneak preview of the distinct Type 45 destroyer, with her red dragon emblem on the hull, seen cutting through the waves in the latest trailer.

HMS Dragon with a Wildcat helicopter flying overhead during an exercise in Cyprus. The Destroyer appears in the new James Bond film, No Time To Die (Picture: MOD).

As well as HMS Dragon making an appearance, the Royal Air Force also granted access to key assets and personnel for the film.

RAF Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, was used as a backdrop in the film, standing in for a NATO airbase in Norway where Bond joins MI6 allies and later boards a C-17 Globemaster.

Meanwhile, the Army supplied troops from the Household Cavalry.

They offered their time at a pivotal moment in their calendar, just before the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.