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Admiral of the Fleet  The Rt Hon. The 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma

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was born on 25th June 1900, a German prince and a great-grandson of

HM Queen Victoria (1819(1837-1901), who became an officer in the British Royal Navy.

An uncle to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (b.1921)

- the husband of HM Queen Elizabeth II (1926(1952-    ), he was dynastically related to many of the Royal Families of Europe. During World War II, he was Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Command,

he oversaw the final years of the British Raj as the last Viceroy of India,

and was appointed as India’s first Governor-General.  He was subsequently First Sea Lord -

a position held by his father some 40 years earlier and served as Chief of the Defence Staff

from 1959-1965 (having been appointed an Admiral of the Fleet in 1956).

On 27th August 1979, a few months after his 79th birthday - Mountbatten was pointlessly and callously murdered by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) off the coast of Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland - whilst fishing with members of his family on his annual holiday.

He received the honour of a Royal ceremonial funeral at Westminster Abbey, London

and was buried privately at Romsey Abbey, close to his beloved Hampshire family home - Broadlands.

This website is my personal tribute to Mountbatten and I thank you for visiting my website -

and my only aim is to keep his memory alive.  He was an extra-ordinary man,

controversial to some, but to me - a HERO in every sense of the word.

Admiral of the Fleet
The Rt Hon. Lord Louis Mountbatten
1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
K.G., G.C.B., O.M., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E., G.C.V.O., D.S.O., A.D.C.(P.), F.R.S.

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