Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Battle of Britain Day Wings Appeal
What a good decision HRH Prince William has made to train as an RAF SAR pilot next year. There will be vacancies in 2010 as UK based crews are posted to Afghanistan to fly transport helicopters.
It will be interesting to see whether he willl fly SAR modified Merlins or Silorsky S-92s (like HM Coastguard). Although the the nearly fifty year old Sea King design has performed suberbly during its service career, it would be ironic if Prince William were to fly the same type (albeit a different mark) that his Uncle, the Duke of York, flew twenty-six years ago during the Falklands War.
Anyway, please click on the photo of the Spitfire or Hurricane to link you to the RAFA's Wings Appeal.