Daniel Craig made honorary Royal Navy commander

British actor Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy – matching the on-screen rank of the UK’s legendary fictitious spy, James Bond.

Commander Craig’s appointment as an honorary officer is due to his personal support for UK Armed Forces and links it with the legacy created through the guise of 007.

Craig is keen to support personnel within the Royal Navy, with a particular interest in service families.

“I am truly privileged and honoured to be appointed the rank of honorary commander in the senior service,” says Craig.

The announcement comes ahead of the premiere of the newest Bond instalment No Time to Die.

Filmmakers worked closely with the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence in the production of the latest film, which features Warship HMS Dragon.

First sea lord admiral, Sir Tony Radakin, says: “I am delighted to welcome honorary commander Daniel Craig to the Royal Navy. Our honorary officers act as ambassadors and advocates for the Service, sharing their time and expertise to spread the message about what our global, modern, and ready Royal Navy is doing around the world.

“Daniel Craig is well known for being commander Bond for the last fifteen years – a naval officer who keeps Britain safe through missions across the globe.

“That’s what the real Royal Navy does every day, using technology and skill the same way as Bond himself. I look forward to him getting to see more of our sailors and marines over the coming months and years.”

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