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

Monday, June 23, 2014
2:49 PM

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.

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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.’

14 comments

  • Then you are lucky Tootyfrooty. As an HGV1 pilot when my boys were young, I saw them mostly Saturday and then Sunday morning. Then it was back to work. These are the sacrifice's and choices we make to keep our families head's above water. I used to see my Dad once a month as he worked away on power stations for exactly the same reasons. The Prince ha a particular skill set which will be useful to EAAA, and which luckily for him, might bring him closer to home. Fair play I say, there's no need to have a go at the bloke just because he's a royal.

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    Dean

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • The young man and dad is only trying to do his best for the community. Those of you who are quick to cast him down, what have you done!

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    Barry Probert

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Err, if we didn't read it then how would we be able to come to our conclusion that its a load of rubbish? Your comment doesn't make sense.....

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    Tootyfrooty

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • so now he is taking someone elses job.

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    TERENCE MANNING

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Having spent all that public money teaching him to fly helicopters it's better that he uses the skills he has aquired providing a public service. Presumably he wouldn't require a salary as he doesn't need to work to live like most of us so why wouldn't the air ambulance want to make use of his skills?

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    amsterdam81

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • Samphirelover why do I consider your comment stupid? Well considering the job is already someone's job how could this job be made for him? If Prince William didn't do anything at all would he be classed as a lay about? I don't think so. I as a tax payer all my working life would rather he have my tax contributions than the idle layabouts that don't deserve it. How do we know he has not had an interview? For everyone who is knocking this story, you did NOT have to read it.

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    melalmighty

    Monday, June 23, 2014

  • In reference to the ill informed and obviously stupid, Tone the moan, "air miles Andy" is the duke of York, prince Andrew, prince Williams uncle, a man who seen active service in the Falklands airlifting wounded troops, William obviously feels the same, good luck to him, he's a good guy.

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    mr mayhem

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Good on him. He could drop off his brother Air Miles Andy at the Royal Norwich for a round of golf.

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    Tone the moan

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Oh, meant to add.... the one piece that does sound correct is the line about Prince William being able to see Prince George on "regular basis"..... I suppose regular means a couple of times a week?? For me regular contact with my child meant every blinking day as normal families do..... This out dated and dysfunctional royal family needs to be retired...

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    Tootyfrooty

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Yet another completely worthless article... I reckon that there is more chance of me having a poop in the Queens handbag than her Grandson coming to work for the air ambulance service! The people who fall for this garbage are the same morons who believe that people like Johnny Depp has bought a house in Fakenham...as if!!! Oh, and that air force one is flying over Norridge.....

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    Tootyfrooty

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Melalmighty ..... Why do you consider my comment stupid? Will he have to complete application forms or attend interviews ....... I don't think so!

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    samphirelover

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • Will he be using the £8,000,000 helicopter his mummy bought him with our money?

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    arfur

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • What a stupid comment samphirelover

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    melalmighty

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

  • So he doesn't have to have an interview or assessment ... Just walks straight into a job made for him.

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    samphirelover

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

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