HM King George VI

Prince George initially trained in the Royal Navy in 1895 but transferred to the RAF after World War One. As Duke of York he was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Cameron Highlanders in 1920 and Colonel-in-Chief of the 11th Hussars (1920), the Somerset LI (1921), RAOC (1921), East Yorks Reg (1922), Leicestershire Yeomanry (1926), and Honorary Colonel of the Scots Guards in 1932. His accession to the throne was unexpected in December 1936 so he was suddenly Colonel-in-Chief of many British and Empire regiments including the Foot Guards. In this photo he is in the uniform of the Scots Guards in 1938.

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