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Prince Harry ends his attachment to the Army Air Corps

Prince Harry ends his attachment to the Army Air Corps

20-Jan-2014Source: Royal Household

Prince Harry has completed his attachment to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and will now take up a Staff Officer role in HQ London District. The Prince will take the position of SO3 (Defence Engagement). His responsibilities will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London. Prince Harry will... Read more

Prince Harry qualifies as an Apache Aircraft Commander

Prince Harry qualifies as an Apache Aircraft Commander

8-Jul-2013Source: British Monarchy website

Prince Harry has this week qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander within 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. This qualification marks the culmination of his experience as a member of the Apache aircrew. It follows a successful tour of Afghanistan, which was preceded by a distinguished record in training including being awarded a prize for the... Read more

Prince William qualifies as an operational Royal Air Force SAR captain

Prince William qualifies as an operational Royal Air Force SAR captain

7-Jun-2012Source: Prince of Wales website

The Duke of Cambridge has qualified as an operational captain within the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force. Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the military, will now command Search and Rescue operations in RAF Sea King helicopters. Until now, Flight Lieutenant Wales has only co-piloted the aircraft. The operational captaincy check... Read more

The Helicopter Museum gives special access to Royal helicopter

The Helicopter Museum gives special access to Royal helicopter

24-May-2012Source: The Helicopter Museum

If you would like to savour the luxury of Her Majesty The Queen’s own helicopter, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available over the Bank Holiday weekend of June 2nd – 4th, when The Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare opens up its Royal Wessex helicopter to visitors.  Be sure to bring your children and your camera too.... Read more

Apache-flying Prince named best co-pilot gunner

Apache-flying Prince named best co-pilot gunner

9-Feb-2012Source: UK MoD

His Royal Highness Prince Harry, or Captain Wales as he is known in the Army, has been named best co-pilot gunner in his Apache training course. Captain Wales and his fellow trainees have now completed the Conversion to Role (CTR) course which involves 18 months of rigorous training on the Apache attack helicopter. During a... Read more

Prince Charles honours British Apache crews

Prince Charles honours British Apache crews

25-Jul-2011Source: UK MoD

Soldiers who have been operating the Army’s Apache attack helicopters in Afghanistan were praised this week for their outstanding performance by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince Charles, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps, presented Operational Service Medals to soldiers from 4 Regiment Army Air Corps (4 Regt AAC), who have... Read more

World’s most famous SAR pilot gets married

World’s most famous SAR pilot gets married

29-Apr-2011Source: HeliHub.com

Great Britain’s Prince William gets married today to Catherine Middleton in a ceremony which is expected to be watched on TV by one quarter of the world’s population – one and a half billion viewers.  Staggering numbers.  Very few countries come anywhere near to challenging the Brits in the level of pomp and circumstance that... Read more

Prince Harry promoted to Captain and completes first stage of Apache training

Prince Harry promoted to Captain and completes first stage of Apache training

20-Apr-2011Source: Royal Household

Prince Harry has been promoted to Captain within the Army Air Corps in recognition of time service in the Armed Forces. The Prince – now known as Captain Harry Wales in the military – was also awarded his Apache Badge from the Officer in Command of his Squadron on Thursday 14th April, marking the completion... Read more

Heliportugal AW139 supports royal visit

Heliportugal AW139 supports royal visit

4-Apr-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that a Heliportugal AW139 medium twin helicopter was used to support the visit of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in Portugal on March 31st. The aircraft took off from Air Base No6 Montijo bound for the airfield at Evora. The helicopter later transferred the 13... Read more

Prince Harry receives his wings – from Prince Charles

Prince Harry receives his wings – from Prince Charles

10-Mar-2011Source: Army Air Corps

Prince Harry, Lt Wales, has been awarded his Flying Wings following completion of the eight-month Army Pilot Course with the Army Aviation centre (AACen) at Middle Wallop. His wings were presented to him by his father HRH the Prince of Wales, Colonel in Chief of the Army Air Corps, at the Museum of Army Flying... Read more

Cornwall Air Ambulance gets Royal Patron

Cornwall Air Ambulance gets Royal Patron

10-Jan-2011Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall is to have a prominent new role in the county as Patron of one of its vital emergency services. The Duchess will begin her new role as the figurehead of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust (CAAT) this month. As the charity’s first official Patron, Her Royal Highness will lend her support... Read more

Prince William completes his first SAR shift

Prince William completes his first SAR shift

5-Oct-2010Source: Ministry of Defence

Flight Lieutenant William Wales completed his first Search and Rescue (SAR) shift this weekend as the co-pilot of the four-man crew of a RAF Sea King helicopter and performed his first rescue. The helicopter, call-sign ‘Rescue 122’, was from C Flight, 22 Squadron, which is based at RAF Valley on Anglesey, North Wales. The SAR... Read more

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