Prince William to join air ambulance rescue team
— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) August 7, 2014
A palace spokesman said: "The job will build on the duke's operational experience in the Royal Air Force search and rescue force. During this time he undertook more than 150 search and rescue operations."
Patrick Peal, chief executive of the EAAA, told the UK Guardian that the Duke will fly medics to assist with everything from auto accidents to heart attacks. "Compared to his role as a search and rescue pilot, he may be dealing with more injury patients than he is used to, but I'm sure he will adapt very well to that," he said.
Peal added that William's recruitment is not only a boon for the organization in terms of experience, but also for elevating its profile for fundraising.
"We're very fortunate that we currently enjoy tremendous levels of support, but fundraising is always a challenge – we're looking to raise £7.5m a year to continue the lifesaving work – and I'm sure that this will help to raise the profile of the charity. We're looking forward to him being part of the team," he said.
We are pleased to confirm that The Duke of Cambridge will join the charity as a helicopter pilot in spring 2015. http://t.co/MovsAesTNB
— East Anglian Air Amb (@EastAngliAirAmb) August 7, 2014
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