Britain’s Prince William completes first rescue mission
Britain’s Prince William has piloted his first air ambulance rescue.
The 33-year-old royal flew to an incident in Garboldisham in Norfolk in the east of England on Tuesday (14.07.15) for his first active rescue as a co-pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance, although details of the situation have not been revealed due to “patient confidentiality”.
A spokeswoman said: “We are unable to confirm any more details of this incident because of patient confidentiality.”
The Duke of Cambridge – who began his new job just a day earlier – almost started with a rescue as the alarm was raised about a road accident in St Albans less than two hours after he arrived at his base, although their services were called off when it was realised they were not needed.
The prince – who recently revealed he will be giving his entire wage to charity – underwent several months of intense training to prepare him for the role, despite having previously flown RAF helicopters for a living.
And although he should be confident in his flying ability, he revealed he was “feeling the nerves” when he arrived for his first day in the job.
He said: “It’s my first day and I’m feeling the nerves. We’re starting off on a wet Cambridge day, but I’m really looking forward to getting started.
“It’s been a lot of effort and patience in training but we’re here now and I’m looking forward to doing the job.”