Naval salute marks Duncan’s centenary

Staff at Wellington Grange in Chichester helped stage a 100th birthday surprise for resident and former Royal Navy officer Captain Duncan Knight.

After a trumpet salute by members of the Royal Marines band, he was presented with a letter of congratulations from the First Sea Lord, Admiral Tony Radakin. Duncan said: “I was invited to go outside to ‘see something happening’, but I had no idea it was going to be anything like that. It was an excellent surprise that left me feeling very honoured and emotional.”

According to HM Naval Base Portsmouth, Duncan is believed to be the sole remaining Royal Navy officer to have served throughout the whole of World War II.

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