Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles sits in the cockpit of a jet trainer

Prince Charles had a taste of how state-of-the-art aircraft operate as he took the cockpit seat of a Hawk T2 jet trainer, although he didn’t actually fly. The Prince of Wales looked excited as he was shown the controls by a squadron leader from IV(R) Squadron and Ascent Flight Training at the RAF Valley in North Wales, where His Royal Highness met some of the servicemen and women who work…
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Prince Philip passes 63-year old patronage to Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has taken over as patron of the RAF Air Cadets, relinquishing The Duke of Edinburgh of a role he has held for 63 years. Prince Philip, 94, who became the Air Cadets’s Patron after the death of King George VI, passed over the title of Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief to the Duchess in an audience at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday. It is the first time Kate has…
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History Rewind: 'Wings' for The Duke of Edinburgh

<![CDATA[ On 4 May 1953, The Duke of Edinburgh received his wings. The Duke was awarded his pilot’s wings in a private ceremony that was held at Buckingham Palace. Air Chief Marshall Sir William Dickson, Chief of Air Staff, present The Prince with the award. Flight-Lieutenant Caryl Ramsay Gordon, Philip’s flying instructor, also was in attendance at the ceremony. He watched as the Duke…
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