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Prince William starts work as pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance

Prince William at the controls of a Sea King helicopter which he used to fly in Anglesey. Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prince William has started his first day at Bond Air Services as he begins his training to be a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The Duke of Cambridge previously piloted Sea King helicopters for the RAF in Anglesey.

Over the coming months he will undertake job-specific training before he begins piloting ambulance missions during the summer.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a home at Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

"The Duke of Cambridge has today started work as an employee of Bond Air Services. "Over the coming months he will undertake job-specific training before he begins piloting missions for East Anglian Air Ambulance during the summer. The mandatory training will involve simulator, aircraft and in-flight skills training.

– Statement from Kensington Palace
An East Anglian Air Ambulance as it takes off from Cambridge Airport in 2014. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The East Anglian Air Ambulance serves Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk working in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Trust.

They can fly to emergencies anywhere in the region within 25 minutes.