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Duke Of York Appointed As Colonel Of The Grenadier Guards

HRH The Duke of York will take over the appointment from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Queen has given her formal approval to the appointment of His Royal Highness The Duke of York as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.

HRH The Duke of York will take over the appointment from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who had been Colonel of the Grenadier Guards since 1975.  

The Duke officially retired from royal engagements in August, a decision which was fully supported by the Queen and was not medically related.

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The Grenadier Guards boast 78 Battle Honours having served with distinction in campaigns throughout British history, particularly in the Napoleonic, Crimean, Boer, First and Second World Wars, winning a total of 14 Victoria Crosses and one George Cross.

They were one of the final units involved in ground combat in Afghanistan.

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As patron of SSVC Prince Andrew officially opened the Forces Media Academy in October
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