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At the time of his birth, he was second in the line of succession to the British throne; as of May 2019, he is eighth in line.He holds the rank of commander and the honorary rank of vice admiral (as of February 2015) in the Royal Navy, in which he served as an active-duty helicopter pilot and instructor and as the captain of a warship.In December he underwent various sporting tests and examinations at the Aircrew Selection Centre, at RAF Biggin Hill, along with further tests and interviews at HMS Daedalus, and interviews at the Admiralty Interview Board, HMS Sultan.During March and April 1979, the prince was enrolled at the Royal Naval College Flight, undergoing pilot training, until he was accepted as a trainee helicopter pilot and signed on for 12 years from .He joined carrier-based squadron, 820 Naval Air Squadron, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible.were invaded by Argentina on 2 April 1982, an event that instigated the Falklands War.including deployment to the Mediterranean Sea as part of Standing NRF Maritime Group 2.
Prince Andrew's place on board and the possibility of the Queen's son being killed in action made the British Government apprehensive, and the Cabinet desired that Prince Andrew be moved to a desk job for the duration of the conflict.Three years later, he was made an Honorary Captain, rather than the substantive rank of Captain, as would be customary.On 19 February 2010, his 50th birthday, he was promoted to Honorary Rear Admiral.(Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British royal family.He is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
He was promoted to Lieutenant-Commander on 1 February and passed the ship command examination on 12 March 1992.