Prince George, Duke of Kent

Royal Navy admiral (1902-1942)

Prince George, Duke of Kent, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO, KStJ, ADC (George Edward Alexander Edmund; 20 December 1902 – 25 August 1942) was a member of the British royal family, the fourth son of King George V and Queen Mary. He was a younger brother of kings Edward VIII and George VI.

Prince George
Duke of Kent
Prince George in 1934
BornPrince George of Wales
(1902-12-20)20 December 1902
York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England
Died25 August 1942(1942-08-25) (aged 39)
Morven, Caithness, Scotland
Cause of deathDunbeath air crash
Burial29 August 1942
(m. 1934)
Full name
George Edward Alexander Edmund
FatherGeorge V
MotherMary of Teck
Allegiance United Kingdom
Years of service1916–1942

Prince George served in the Royal Navy in the 1920s and then briefly as a civil servant. He became Duke of Kent in 1934. In the late 1930s he served as an RAF officer, initially as a staff officer at RAF Training Command and then, from July 1941, as a staff officer in the Welfare Section of the RAF Inspector General's Staff. He was killed in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942.