Prince Philip

In Pictures: Prince Philip With The Military

As the Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 99th birthday, we look at some of his best moments with the military.

Prince Philip is celebrating his 99th birthday today.

The Duke of Edinburgh was in the Royal Navy until 1951, including service during the Second World War.

Even after his active military career ended, he has maintained a close relationship with the Armed Forces, with a number of honorary appointments.

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 in 1952.

The following year, Prince Philip was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet and appointed Field Marshal and Marshal of the Royal Air Force.

On his 90th birthday in 2011, he was appointed Lord High Admiral by the Queen.

In 2017, he was succeeded as Captain General Royal Marines, a position he had held since 1953, by his grandson, Prince Harry.

The Duke has also been Colonel-in-Chief, or Colonel, of a number of British and overseas regiments.