Sunday, January 17, 2010

Prince William Gets Qualifies as a Pilot

"Prince William has graduated from an advanced helicopter training course, watched by his father and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The 27-year-old prince, known as Flt Lt Wales, spent 12 months training at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire.

Price Charles gave medals to RAF personnel, before attending the graduation ceremony and presenting a flying badge to his son.

William plans to become a qualified RAF search and rescue pilot.

Later this month he will move to RAF Valley on Anglesey, where he will be taught to use his new skills to fly Sea King helicopters.

He follows in the footsteps of his father, who served as a Royal Navy helicopter pilot, as did his uncle, the Duke of York, a Sea King helicopter pilot during the 1982 Falklands War."

BBC News

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