Prince William Finishes First Phase Of Training With East Anglian Air Ambulance

The Duke of Cambridge has completed the first phase of his air ambulance training early and will now stay on unpaid leave until after the Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to the couple's second child.

A spokesperson for Kensington Palace says,

"The Duke of Cambridge has completed the first phase of his in-work air ambulance helicopter pilot training with Bond Air Services earlier than anticipated. This is due to a combination of The Duke performing well in the various modules and having very good flying conditions that allowed flight training and assessment to progress more quickly than had been planned.

"His final block of in-work training requires an uninterrupted three week block of working time and the availability of the new EC145 helicopter that will be used for missions. This has always been scheduled to commence on 1st June, following a pre-planned period of official royal engagements in late May, details of which will be announced in due course. As he now will not have any further training to complete after returning from paternity leave, he will not return to duties with Bond until that time, and will remain on unpaid leave until then. "

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