Admiral the Lord Boyce

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The admiral was created a life peer – Baron Boyce of Pimlico – in 2003 and upon retirement from the military at the end of that year, succeeded The Queen Mother in the historic post of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.

It was one of a string of posts and honorary positions which Lord Boyce held in retirement, among them chairman of the RNLI, Vice President of the White Ensign Association, trustee of the National Maritime Museum, president of the RN Submarine Museum in Gosport, and a patron of a string of worthy causes from the Trafalgar Woods initiative to various youth and military charities, plus the Submariners’ Association.

Earlier this year, he greeted the then Duke of Cambridge, the honorary head of the Silent Service, at the unveiling of the new multi-million-pound monument to submariners at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Commodore Paul Dunn, the head of the Service, said submariners had lost one of the greatest members of their proud family.

“It is with deep sadness to the Submarine Service as we mourn the loss of Admiral of the Fleet the Lord Boyce,” he added.

“An outstanding Naval Officer and inspirational leader who was a true advocate for and friend of the Submarine Service.”

Among Lord Boyce’s many other titles and positions were: Freeman of the City of London, Elder Brother of Trinity House, Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London and, only in December last year, he was given the honorary rank of Vice Admiral of the United Kingdom.

In amongst these many causes and activities he found time for his family, sport (Royal Navy squash especially), and opera and ballet.

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