Iron Duke


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Iron Duke

n
(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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They were pulled on to HMS Iron Duke, the frigate on which Army officer Prince William is on a twomonth secondment.
Meanwhile, William was serving on Royal Navy frigate the Iron Duke in the Caribbean, taking part in armed boarding operations against drug traffickers.
The main role of HMS Iron Duke in the region is disaster relief, although the frigate launched a successful anti-drugs operation last week which netted a pounds 50 million haul of cocaine.
He will join Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke during a two-month training programme which starts tomorrow.
The future King could also find himself helping to provide humanitarian relief if a hurricane strikes the region during his deployment on the frigate HMS Iron Duke.
SIR - I believe it was the 'Iron Duke' who remarked that what was worse than a battle lost was a battle won, and there are plenty of the skeletons of erstwhile political careers lying about after the election.
The first leaf shows Coventry's contribution to the war effort, including a 4.5-inch Howitzer made at the Ordnance Works, a city-built biplane and HMS Iron Duke, in a nod to Coventry's role as a manufacturer of naval guns.
It has already been installed on HMS Iron Duke. Other Type 23 frigates as well as new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers will also be equipped with Artisan radar in a PS100m programme.
WOLVERHAMPTON: 2.20 Mr Knightley, 2.50 Coastal Passage, 3.25 We Are City, 3.55 Strike Force, 4.25 Frontier Fighter, 4.55 Iron Duke, 5.25 FLEETWOODSANDS (NAP).
Iron Duke set the ball rolling and came out on top at his second attempt over jumps in the opening 2m maiden hurdle to initiate a first double for the winning rider after which Murphy, who missed the meeting, said by phone: "He was real unlucky in Limerick when he was brought to a standstill and stayed on at the finish and he's a real nice horse and could be anything over hurdles."
The crew aboard warship HMS Iron Duke, including Sunderland engineering technician Scott Abdale, arrived to meet their loved ones in Portsmouth after making the largest ever cocaine seizure by the Royal Navy.