Iron Duke


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Iron Duke

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(Biography) the. nickname of (1st Duke of) Wellington1
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Noun1.Iron Duke - British general and statesmanIron Duke - British general and statesman; he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo; subsequently served as Prime Minister (1769-1852)
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During this, the second phase of the attachment, the prince will spend five weeks on HMS Iron Duke, the current North Atlantic Patrol ship stationed in the West Indies which provides security for Britain's overseas territories in the region.
This statue of the Iron Duke, which stands on top of a 128ft column in Liverpool's city centre, is made of bronze, weighs five tons four hundredweight and was handed over to the city by Mr John Torr, a local MP.
It will be the end of the line for type 23 frigates HMS Norfolk and HMS Iron Duke and three type 42 destroyers, HMS Cardiff, HMS Newcastle and HMS Glasgow.
HMS Iron Duke steamed into Liverpool yesterday, bringing local crew members home.
The boots are among many personal items in the English Heritage exhibition, The Iron Duke - Commemorating a National Hero, at his former residence, Walmer Castle, Kent.
During a five-week spell aboard HMS Iron Duke he joined a rescue team on a hurricane disaster exercise in the Caribbean and was involved in two operations to intercept drug smugglers.
The main role of his ship, HMS Iron Duke, in the region is disaster relief.
The grey strands, mounted with a portrait of the Iron Duke and a copy of an original note of provenance, will be among the lots at a sale of historical documents, autographs and ephemera at Ludlow Racecourse, on Thursday.
HMS Iron Duke had been in Scotland on manoeuvres and stopped in Liverpool on its way back to Plymouth, where it is based.
ON A DAY when neighbours Orrell and LSH both crashed to defeat, Waterloo gained a magnificent PowerGen Cup victory at Dudley who had not lost at home for two years, thanks to a performance that would have delighted the Iron Duke himself.
The Iron Duke is hardly best known for his diplomatic skills, so it's hard to think of a person less suitable to play host to a bunch of timid foreigners.
Craig, aged 17, from Keresley, Coventry, who attended Barrs Hill School in Radford, is now looking forward to joining his first warship, HMS Iron Duke.