Prince William qualifies as SAR captain
June 8, 2012 By Sadie Whitelocks The Daily Mail
June 8, 2012, Anglesey, U.K. - Prince William has qualified as an operational search and rescue captain just weeks before his 30th birthday, Clarence House has announced.
The Duke of Cambridge, who turns 30
on June 21, started serving with the squadron at RAF Valley in Anglesey
in 2010 as he believed it was best chance to 'serve operationally' in
the Armed Forces as he was barred from going to Afghanistan unlike his
brother Prince Harry.
After completing his captaincy tests on May 29 and undergoing two years of flying experience in Sea King helicopters he will now be able to command operations, helping rescue distressed mountaineers or exhausted swimmers across the UK.
The mock rescue scenarios saw him take
part in an airborne searches for vessels and missing people while
extinguishing a simulated fire.