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 search-and-rescue 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 co-pilot of a four-man 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 24-year-old third-in-line to the British throne has flunked the theory-based flying test at a Royal...