The new King enjoys, just as his mother did, a very special relationship with all of Britain’s Armed Forces. As King he holds honorary rank in all three branches however it is the Royal Navy that he is probably closest to. In 1971 he enrolled at the Royal Naval College Dartmouth to learn to become an officer. After completing his training Charles went onto serve on the guided-missile destroyer HMS Norfolk before moving to additional sea service on the frigates HMS Minerva and Jupiter. During this time he also qualified as a helicopter pilot operating from the carrier HMS Hermes. By 1976 he was given command of the coastal minehunter HMS Bronington which as he has often recounted was one of the happiest times in his life. This new K&C figure of King CharlesⅢ shows him in the full dress uniform of an ‘Admiral of The Fleet’… the highest rank in the Royal Navy.