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Prince William “to become pilot of the East Anglian Air Ambulance service”

PUBLISHED: 14:49 23 June 2014 | UPDATED: 14:49 23 June 2014

Prince William is once again rumoured to be close to taking up a job in our region as a pilot for the East Anglia Air Ambulance service.

According to reports, the royal has opted for the role over other possible posts which were open to him.

The move would allow the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to base themselves at Anmer Hall, on the Sandringham Estate, which lies midway between the service’s bases at Norwich and Cambridge. It would also enable him to see Prince George on a regular basis.

The reports say he is likely to be one of six pilots, mainly from military backgrounds, who fly the ambulance service’s two yellow twin-engine EC 135 T2 helicopters, which can reach 135 knots (150mph). They can get to anywhere in the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk in 25 minutes.

A spokesman for Kensington Palace said the Duke had made it clear he was considering this option as part of his public service duties.

A spokesman for East Anglian Air Ambulance said: ‘We know that he is considering his options but that is all we are aware of at this stage.’

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