Now THIS is what we call putting in the effort: Prince William has taken the past two years and worked hard in the Royal Air Force…
… to the point where he is officially qualified to be an operational captain!
What does that mean?
It means he can lead his OWN missions in RAF Sea King helicopters! By himself!
This is what you get when you save the lives of Russian seamen whose cargo vessel sank in the Irish Sea, and earn two years of flying experience and study with C Flight, 22 Squadron at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales.
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