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Re: Prince Philip had an interesting WW2 career
And post war, given command of the Modified Black Swan sloop (described as a frigate by the media)'HMS Magpie'. His career in the RN was cut short when his wife Princess Elizabeth became Queen on the death of her father, and he became 'Prince Consort'.
Did not know until now with his passing.
At Cape Matapan and on searchlight station on HMS Valiant illuminating the Italian cruisers. Off Sicily in HMS Wallace in 1943 and bombed and missed. Ended the war as 1st Lt. on HMS Whelp.
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