Britain’s Prince William completes four rescue missions
Britain’s Prince William completed four rescue missions in his first week with the East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The 33-year-old royal began his work with the emergency services last Monday (13.07.15) and he made four potentially life-saving trips during the seven days; firstly to Garboldisham in Norfolk and then Felixstowe in Suffolk, where he rescued a man suffering a heart attack. Later in the week, he attended an incident in Colchester, Essex, whilst another mission saw him head to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.
Once flying a man to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, he was waved off by a crowd of nurses.
Onlooker Nina Allen said: “I saw the air ambulance come down and I thought I would have a look to see what was happening. When I initially went over, I did not think about Prince William being there.
“People then realised it was the Prince and started to get really excited. I zoomed in with my camera and got some nice pictures of him. He did not look our way, but he is doing his job and can’t be spending all his time waving at onlookers.”
Meanwhile, the Duke of Cambridge – who has 23-month-old son Prince George and two-month-old daughter Princess Charlotte with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge – previously admitted he was “feeling the nerves”.
He said: “It’s sort of a follow-on from where I was in the military with my search and rescue role.
“There are many of the same kind of skills and a job like this is very worthwhile, valuable and there’s an element of duty.”