Prince William Will Fly to the Rescue

Royal plans to be search and rescue pilot
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 15, 2008 1:27 PM CDT
During his navy stint, Prince William took part in a helicopter raid that opened fire on a speedboat believed to be used by drug runners.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Prince William’s next military stint  will be as a search-and-rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force, the BBC reports. Having served with the army and navy, the prince learned to fly with the RAP this year and said today, "I now want to build on the experience and training I have received to serve operationally." The 26-year-old prince starts 18 months of training in January.