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Prince William flies off on his final shift as an air ambulance pilot

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He's served our region as a lifesaving air ambulance pilot, now Prince William is stepping down to take on a different set of duties.

The Duke of Cambridge is tonight working his last shift after two years with the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

Prince William announced in January he would be ending his career as a pilot, having clocked-up more than two years flying medical crews to emergencies from a base at Cambridge Airport.

William joined the charity as a pilot in March 2015 and after completing the training, including learning aircraft and in-flight skills, he began piloting his first operational missions in July 2015.

He has been based at Cambridge Airport as part of a team including specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots providing emergency medical services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Cambridge family have been based in Norfolk at Anmer Hall since 2014 but from later this year their main home will be Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace as William takes up full-time royal duties and George starts school.

Prince William prepares for his final shift

William joined the charity as a pilot in March 2015 and after completing the training, including learning aircraft and in-flight skills, he began piloting his first operational missions in July 2015.

He has been based at Cambridge Airport as part of a team including specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots providing emergency medical services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Cambridge family have been based in Norfolk at Anmer Hall since 2014 but from later this year their main home will be Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace as William takes up full-time royal duties and George starts school.

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