Honorary Rear Admiral HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of Kent speaks at the
Battle of the Atlantic Charity Reception and Dinner onboard HMS ILLUSTRIOUS in London. Picture: LA(Phot) Dean Nixon
His Royal Highness the Duke of York making a speech to guests of the event in the Hangar of HMS ILLUSTRIOUS.
Today 9th May 2013 a key event to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic was a charity reception and dinner held on HMS ILLUSTRIOUS in aid of Royal Navy Royal Marines Charity and Seafarers UK. The Dinner was hosted by Fleet commander, Vice Admiral Philip Jones CB. Along with TV presenter Dan Snow making a speech His Royal Highness the Duke of York said a few words to commemorate the occasion.
After dinner an auction was held in which over £60000 pounds was raised for the charities.