Top Army figures tell of ‘widespread relief’ as Prince Andrew is stripped of all military titles 

Top military figures said there would be ‘widespread relief’ after Prince Andrew was stripped of his beloved honorary titles.

The humiliating decision by the Queen came weeks before celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, in which the prince, then 22, served as a helicopter pilot.

Last night, a colleague of Andrew from the 1982 campaign said he was ‘stunned’ by the palace’s move while a former head of the Army said there would be ‘widespread relief’ in units associated with the disgraced prince.

Yesterday’s announcement drew a veil over Andrew’s 43-year association with the UK’s armed forces. 

However, the prince will retain his honorary rank of Vice Admiral, having been granted this by the Navy on his 55th birthday in 2015.

He had been due to be promoted to admiral on his 60th birthday in 2020 but asked to defer this after stepping down from public duties. 

Last night, a colleague of Andrew from the 1982 campaign (pictured) said he…

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