HRH Prince George

Prince George, born on 20th Dec 1902, was the 4th son of King George V and held the title Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air crash on 25th Aug 1942. He was trained at Dartmouth for a naval career in the 1920s and continued in the navy during WW2. He served in the RAF from 1940. He was also the Colonel-in-Chief of the Queen's Own Royal West Kents, as well as a South African and a Canadian regiment. The portrait shows him in the dress uniform of Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Fusiliers, a post he held from 1937 until his death in 1942. The portrait is of the Prince in the dress uniform of the Royal Fusiliers. It is a detail from a small full length portrait at Province House, Halifax, Canada.

Regimental Details | Colonels-in-Chief


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