Prince William was awarded another flying badge during a graduation ceremony at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire on friday after completing an advanced helicopter training course that moves him one step closer to becoming a search and rescue pilot in the Royal Air Force.
Prince William successfully completed an Advanced Rotary Training at RAF Shawbury after training on twin-engined Griffins to become a full-time pilot with the Royal Air Force’s Search and Rescue Force (SARF). The Ministry of Defence said he passed with “flying colours”.
He is due to begin a Search and Rescue Conversion Course at RAF Valley in Anglesey in Wales where he will be taught to fly Sea King helicopters. Prince will learn to manoeuvre the aircraft with pinpoint accuracy, enabling him to rescue stricken mountaineers or exhausted swimmers in treacherous conditions.
Award was presented by by the Prince of Wales as Air Chief Marshal and the Duchess of Cornwall.