Duke of Cam­bridge com­pletes last shift with air am­bu­lance

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

The Duke of Cam­bridge has com­pleted his last shift as an East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance pi­lot be­fore mov­ing on to life as a full-time mem­ber of the Royal Fam­ily.

Prince Wil­liam has clocked-up more than two years fly­ing med­i­cal crews to emer­gen­cies in the East of Eng­land. Now, Wil­liam and wife Kate want to in­crease their of­fi­cial du­ties on be­half of the Queen and their char­ity work, which would mean more time in Lon­don.

Pa­trick Peal, the air am­bu­lance’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “Wil­liam has been an in­te­gral part of the team for the past two years. He is not only a fan­tas­tic pi­lot, but a much loved and val­ued mem­ber of the crew.

“He will be truly missed by ev­ery­one at EAAA.

“As one would ex­pect, there has been a lot of ex­cite­ment sur­round­ing Wil­liam and his work with the char­ity.

“To us he has sim­ply been an­other hard-work­ing mem­ber of the team - one of 11 highly re­spected pilots who help us to save hun­dreds of lives each year.”

The Cam­bridges are ex­pected to spend more time at their apart­ment at Kens­ing­ton Palace, rather than their Norfolk prop­erty An­mer Hall, as their four-year-old son Prince Ge­orge will begin school in the cap­i­tal in Septem­ber.

The Duke said in a state­ment in Jan­uary: “It has been a huge priv­i­lege to fly with the East Anglian Air Am­bu­lance.

“Fol­low­ing on from my time in the mil­i­tary, I have had ex­pe­ri­ences in this job I will carry with me for the rest of my life, and that will add a valu­able per­spec­tive to my royal work for decades to come.”

Duke of Cam­bridge

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