ROYAL AIR FORCE

  • Prince William's role as search and rescue pilot to end March 27, 2013

    London: Duke of Cambridge Prince William may soon be out of a job. His career as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot is under threat after the British government decided to outsource searchandrescue operations from a US firm. The 1.6 billion pounds deal will end 70 years of...
  • Prince William performs first rescue as RAF pilot October 6, 2010

    London: Britain's Prince William performed his first rescue since becoming qualified as a searchandrescue pilot last month, the Royal Air Force (RAF) said on Tuesday. It happened on Saturday after a crewman on an offshore gas rig became seriously ill, the RAF said. William was the copilot of a fourman crew on...
  • Prince Harry 'fails' in first flying test February 16, 2009

    London: Just days after he got into a major controversy over a racist remark against one of his army colleagues, Prince Harry has suffered yet another setback this year by failing in his first flying test. The 24yearold thirdinline to the British throne has flunked the theorybased flying test at a Royal...