James Bond star Daniel Craig was on Thursday (23) appointed Commercial Officer in the British Royal Navy – matching his character 007 as Commander-in-Chief.
“I am pleased to welcome Commander Daniel Greek to the Royal Navy,” said Admiral Sea Lord Sir Tony Radakin, Commander of the British Navy, in a statement.
Daniel Craig is best known for playing Commander Panda for the past 15 years – a naval officer who has kept Britain safe through voyages around the world. The Royal Navy does every day in the real world, using technology and skill just like the Pond.
Craig wants to use his new military status — Commander Seventh highest-ranking in the Royal Navy — as a way to help UK military families, the statement said.
The actor is set to star for the fifth time in British Super Spy “007 – Die Time to Die” – which premieres on September 30 in Brazil – which the UK Army is also using to highlight some of its new equipment.
The HMS Dragon, a new type of 45 air defense destroyer, appears in the picture, according to the Ministry of Defense. The Royal Navy website considers the 152-meter, 8,000-ton warship to be one of the most advanced in the world.
During an exercise off the coast of Scotland in June, the Royal Navy reported that HMS Dragon used its weapons systems to “destroy a missile into a million pieces.”
“I could not believe how lucky I was to be a part of it; the fire was huge!”
This is the action you expect from a James Bond movie.
Other UK equipment, including C-17 Globemaster cargo jets, took part in a recent international flight from Kabul, Afghanistan.
But the Royal Navy said the real focus, of course, is on Craig.
“Our Corporate Officers act as ambassadors and lawyers for military service, sharing their time and experience in spreading the message of what our modern, ready-made, global Royal Navy is doing around the world,” Radakin said.
Being one of the most successful box office owners in history will only help spread that message.
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