007 star made honorary Royal Navy officer

LONDON – The name’s Craig, Commander Craig.

Britain’s Royal Navy explained Thursday that James Bond star Daniel Craig has been built an honorary commander in the service — the exact rank held by the fictional mystery agent.

In Ian Fleming’s spy thrillers, which spawned the movie franchise, Bond is a Earth War II naval veteran working for Britain’s solution company with a “license to eliminate.”

Craig was created an honorary naval officer in advance of the launch of “No Time to Die,” his fifth and possible ultimate look as 007.

Considering the fact that the series commenced in the 1960s, the Bond thrillers have brought welcome — although unofficial and fanciful — publicity to Britain’s armed forces and intelligence companies. Britain’s armed forces authorized bases and staff to be applied in building “No Time to Die.”

Initial Sea Lord Adm. Tony Radakin, head of the Royal Navy, explained Craig “is very well identified for becoming Commander Bond for the past 15 a long time — a Naval officer who retains Britain secure by means of missions across the globe.”


“That’s what the serious Royal Navy does every working day, making use of engineering and skill the identical way as Bond himself,” he claimed.

Honorary naval officers act as ambassadors for the service.

Immediately after 18 months of pandemic delays, “No Time to Die” opens Sept. 30 in Britain and Oct. 8 in the United States.

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