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HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921-2021)

Midshipman's log 1940-41

RCIN 250119

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In his log, Prince Philip recorded details of his part in operating HMS Valiant’s searchlights in the Battle of Cape Matapan in 1941: ‘My orders were that if any ship illuminated a target I was to switch on and illuminate for the rest of the fleet’.