Paying tribute to Prince Philip and his active interest in engineering and technology
10 May 2021
HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was always a keen advocate of the role and importance of engineering in society.
He was closely connected with engineering in his early career as a naval officer during and after World War II, and it was his vision that led subsequently to the formation of the Fellowship, later the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, says: “As our Senior Fellow, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has worked tirelessly to support the Academy, right from its inception in 1976, as the Fellowship of Engineering.
“We will always be indebted to Prince Philip for his active interest in engineering and technology. His genuine enjoyment and passion for engineering were evident in his many visits to the Academy and his typically challenging discussions with the engineers he met. He has been a staunch supporter of UK industry and presented the Academy’s highest award for UK engineering, the MacRobert Award, almost every year since it began in 1969.”
Read the full article in the May issue of DPA