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This is a list detailing the Military service by the members of the Royal Family, namely formal military service and not the honorary titles given to the members of the Royal Family.

Service Information
Name of Royal Branch of Service Rank Years of Service War time service Unit Military Training Medals Other
Prince William of Wales British Army RAF, RN Captain, Lieutenant, Flight Lieutenant 2006–present Blues and Royals, RAF Search and Rescue Training Unit Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Prince Henry of Wales British Army Lieutenant, Troop Commander, Forward Air Controller 2006–present Afghanistan Blues and Royals, Household Cavalry, 1st Mechanised Brigade of the 3rd Mechanised Division Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Operational Service Medal for Afghanistan,
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Charles, Prince of Wales RAF, RN Pilot, Captaindisambiguation needed (Ret'd) 1971–1976 none 845 Naval Air Squadron Royal Naval College, Dartmouth none Ceremonial Colonel-in-Chief - Commonwealth Armies and Air Commodore-in-Chief of Commonwealth Air Forces; General/Admiral/Air Chief Marshal of the British Forces
Prince Andrew, Duke of York RAF, RN Helicopter Pilot, Captain (Ret'd) 1980–2001 Falklands War 815 Naval Air Squadron Royal Naval College, Dartmouth South Atlantic Medal with Rosette Colonel-in-Chief of various units in the Canadian Forces
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex Royal Marines Acting Lieutenant (did not complete training) 1986–1987 N/A  ? Commando Training Centre Royal Marines N/A Royal Honorary Colonel, of the Royal Wessex Yeomanry
Royal Colonel, of the 2nd Battalion, The Rifles
Commodore-in-Chief, of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Colonel-in-Chief, of Canada
The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment
Colonel-in-Chief, of Canada The Prince Edward Island Regiment
Colonel-in-Chief, of Canada the Saskatchewan Dragoons
Prince Michael of Kent British Army Major (Ret'd) 1963–1981 Cyprus 1971 - United Nations mission, Hong Kong 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own) Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Colonel-in-Chief of The Essex and Kent Scottish (Canadian Forces)
Prince Edward, Duke of Kent British Army Lieutenant-Colonel 1955-1976 (Ret'd) Sovereign Base Areas-Cyprus, Hong Kong, Eastern Command Royal Scots Greys Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Field Marshal
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh RN Lieutenant 1940-? World War II -Allied invasion of Sicily, Battle of Crete, Battle of Cape Matapan British Pacific Fleet Royal Naval College, Greenwich, Britannia Royal Naval College War Medal 1939-1945 with Oak Leaf,
Atlantic Star,
Africa Star,
Burma Star with Rosette,
Italy Star,
Greek War Cross,
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945 with Palm
Admiral of the Fleet and Field Marshal of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Marshal of the Royal Australian Air Force, Marshal of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, Captain General Royal Marines, Colonel-in-Chief-The Royal Canadian Regiment
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom Auxiliary Territorial Service, British Army Subaltern 1948–1949 WWII ATS Service none none War Medal 1939-1945,
Defence Medal
Ceremonial Colonel-in-Chief - Commonwealth Armies and Air Commodore-in-Chief of Commonwealth Air Forces
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma RN Admiral of the Fleet 1914?-1945 World War I and World War II 5th Destroyer Flotilla Naval Cadet School Order of Merit, Distinguished Service Order Chief of the Defence Staff (United Kingdom), First Sea Lord
George VI of the United Kingdom RN, RAF Commander 1909–1918 World War I HMS Collingwood
Royal Naval Air Service
RAF Cranwell
Independent Air Force
Britannia Royal Naval College none Colonel-in-Chief - Commonwealth Armies (Canadian Army, Australian Imperial Force/Australian Army Reserve, New Zealand Expeditionary Force) and Air Commodore-in-Chief of Commonwealth Air Forces (RCAF, RAAF, RNZAF); Field Marshal of the British Army/Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Navy/Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Edward VIII of the United Kingdom British Army, RAF Lieutenant 1914-1918? World War I Grenadier Guards  ? Military Cross Colonel-in-Chief - Commomwealth Armies (Canadian Army, Australian Imperial Force/Australian Army Reserve, New Zealand Expeditionary Force) and Air Commodore-in-Chief of Commonwealth Air Forces (Canadian Air Force, RAAF, RNZAF); Field Marshal of the British Army/Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Navy/Marshal of the Royal Air Force
George V of the United Kingdom RN Commander 1877–1891 none HMS Bacchante none none Field Marshal of the British Army/Admiral of the Fleet of the Royal Navy/Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne British Army Lieutenant 1875–1881 2nd Life Guards, Territorial Army  ? TD Colonel of the 4th/5th Battalion of the Black Watch
William IV of the United Kingdom RN Rear-Admiral 1780–1789 American War of Independence HMS Andromeda, HMS Pegasus none none General of the British Army/Admiral of the Royal Navy

Military service of English monarchsEdit

A few English monarchs came to the throne from other countries and served in the armies of their home country. A few served in other armies during their exile.

Service Information
Name of Royal Service War time service
George I of Great Britain army of the Dutch Republic Franco-Dutch War
William III of England army of the Dutch Republic Glorious Revolution
James II of England Imperial French and Spanish Empire armies; he later served as Lord High Admiral of the Royal Navy 1652–1656
Charles II of England English Army - Commander of West Country 1640s and the Engagers
Henry V of England English Army
William II of England English army
William I of England army of the Normans Norman invasion of England

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