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A Presentation Portrait of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Mountbatten of Burma, 1962

Monochrome photograph (image size 18.5cm (7.3in) x 15cm (6in), inscribed in the Admiral of the Fleet’s hand 'Mountbatten of Burma / A.F.’ Presented in gilt tooled blue leather glazed frame by Jarrolds of Knightsbridge, the arched top stamped with the Garter encircling the cypher ‘M of B’ beneath an Earl’s coronet.

The present image was presented during Mountbatten’s tenure as Chief of the Defence Staff 1959-1965 by which he was effectively the professional head of all three armed services.

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