Duke of Cambridge qualifies as captain
Prince William’s new search and rescue role
THE Duke of Cambridge has qualified as an operational search and rescue captain, Clarence House said today.
William – known as Flight Lieutenant Wales in the military – has previously only co-piloted RAF Sea King helicopters but will now be able to command operations.
He completed two days of ground and air-based tests to achieve the qualification, following two years of flying experience.
William joined C Flight, 22 Squadron at RAF Valley in Anglesey in September 2010.