January 12, 2009
Prince William starts helicopter training
Britain's Prince William has started training to fly helicopters for the Royal Air Force's Search and Rescue Force, or SARF, officials said.
William, 26, has arrived at the RAF's Shawbury base in Shropshire, England to embark on an 18-month helicopter training course, a move that likely means the royal family member is committed to the RAF for five more years, The Times of London reported Monday.
The Times said William's training at RAF Shawbury will overlap with a similar stay at the base by his brother Prince Harry, who is about to start his own helicopter training with the Army Air Corps.