The Duke of Edinburgh

HRH The duke of Edinburgh

The Outward Bound Trust would like to express our sorrow at the news of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness was Chairman and then Patron of Outward Bound from 1953 until his retirement in March 2017.

His active support has helped inspire over 1.2 million young people in the UK to participate in an Outward Bound programme. His influence was instrumental in spreading the Outward Bound mission around the world.

He had a very personal connection with our charity. Every single year of his involvement he visited an Outward Bound centre to see the work we do first hand. He often did this privately – with no press in attendance – and he would spend many hours talking to instructors and students.

We hope the photos and stories on this page will demonstrate the amazing legacy his support has had on The Outward Bound Trust and the young people who embark on our programmes.

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Duke of Edinburgh Aberdovey 1954 400 200
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Duke of Edinburgh Loch Eil 1991 800 500
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Visting Ullswater centre in 2016