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James Bond is a naval officer. Now Daniel Craig is just too

“I’m delighted to welcome honorary Commander Daniel Craig to the Royal Navy,” First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, the top of the Royal Navy, mentioned in a information assertion.

“Daniel Craig is well-known for being Commander Bond for the final 15 years — a naval officer who retains Britain secure by means of missions throughout the globe. That is what the actual Royal Navy does daily, utilizing know-how and talent the identical manner as Bond himself.”

Craig desires to make use of his new army standing — commander is the seventh-highest rank within the Royal Navy — as a manner to assist UK army households, in response to the assertion.

Craig is about to star because the British tremendous spy for the fifth time in “No Time to Die,” which the UK army can be utilizing to spotlight a few of its latest {hardware}.

HMS Dragon, a brand new Sort 45 air protection destroyer, seems within the film, the Protection Ministry mentioned. The Royal Navy’s web site calls the 8,000-ton, 152-meter (500 ft) warship probably the most superior on the planet.

In a June train off Scotland, HMS Dragon used its weapon programs to “smash an incoming missile into 1,000,000 items,” a Royal Navy launch mentioned.

“I can’t imagine how fortunate I’m to be a part of this; the flames have been large!” one of many ship’s officers, Sub Lieutenant Ben Craddock, mentioned within the assertion.

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Different UK {hardware}, together with C-17 Globemaster cargo jets like those who participated within the current worldwide airlift out of Kabul, Afghanistan, can be featured.

However the Royal Navy mentioned the actual consideration, in fact, is on Craig.

“Our honorary officers act as ambassadors and advocates for the service, sharing their time and experience to unfold the message about what our international, fashionable, and prepared Royal Navy is doing around the globe,” Radakin mentioned.

Being a part of one historical past’s most profitable box-office franchises will not damage unfold that message both.

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