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A message from our CEO on the passing of our Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Published on: 9 April 2021

It is with great sadness that we learn of the news of the passing of our Royal Patron, His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke of Edinburgh visiting London's site in 1972

His Royal Highness has been a passionate supporter of the Royal Air Force Museum since its inception in the late 1960s, assisting with our development and visiting us a number of times over the years in both an official and unofficial capacity. Privately HRH was always interested the Museum’s progress and he was a staunch advocate for the Museum publicly, particularly when we needed support for our major projects.

As a Marshal of the Royal Air Force, His Royal Highness guided us with his knowledge, experience and expertise.

Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the globe, as we remember with affection and gratitude the service given by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh meeting Museum Apprentices at the opening of London's First World War in the Air Exhibition in 2014

If you would like to send a message of condolence to The Royal Family, Buckingham Palace have now opened an electronic Book of Condolence.

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