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A message from our Chairman

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh photographed with HM the Queen, July 2014.
A message from our Chairman, Sir Roger Carr, following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.
We are saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip was the longest serving Royal Consort in history and his loss will be felt deeply by Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family and the Nation.  Prince Philip was an accomplished Royal Navy officer, a veteran of World War II and after his service was a passionate supporter of the armed forces.  
 
In starting the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in 1956 he was an inspiration to many generations of young people who participated in the Awards, including myself and I am sure many others in BAE Systems.  As a leader he demonstrated the highest standards of selflessness, conducting himself with dignity, authenticity and integrity, behaviours to which we can all aspire.
 
His Royal Highness was a great advocate for British engineering, science and technology and was an environmentalist before the term existed.  Everyone at BAE Systems expresses our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time. 
 
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