Sunday, 5 May 2013

Royal Adjutant

A Sunday Times report has said that the Duke of Cambridge KG KT is to return to the Blues & Royals, where he was before he was seconded to RAF Search & Rescue.

Today’s report says that Prince William may become an adjutant in the Blues & Royals.

The report said,
“His decision to remain in the armed forces is understood to reflect the desire of the Cambridges to raise their child away from the spotlight of full-time royal duties.”
His Royal Highness is already a captain in the Blues & Royals, having joined the Army as an officer cadet. He was commissioned out at a 2nd Lieutenant in 2006.

Soon after, when he discovered he wouldn’t be allowed out on the front lines, Prince William decided to transfer to the RAF, where he worked at a Search & Rescue pilot.

As adjutant of the second-highest ranking regiment of the Army, the Blues & Royals, The Duke of Cambridge would work as administrative assistant to a more senior officer in the Army, akin to a personal assistant.

The position, which can also be referred to as Aide-de-Camp (a position HRH now holds to The Queen) is an administrative one and does not involve front line combat.

The Duke of Cambridge is eligible for promotion to the rank of major within the next year. Some reports say he could be considered for promotion sooner if he becomes an adjutant.

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