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Sunday, 19 July 2015

The Duke gets back to work: Prince William flies four mercy missions in first week

The Duke of Cambridge flew four rescue missions during his first week as an air ambulance pilot.

William took off just two hours in to his first shift on Monday. Over four days, he and his crew flew to Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Wednesday was busiest. The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter went up twice – one call was to a man in his 50s who had had a cardiac arrest.

On-board medics Dr Gemma Mullen and paramedic Rob Riches treated the patient at the scene, before William flew him to hospital.

Speaking about his new job, the former RAF search and rescue pilot said: “I’m trying to be a good guy, to do what I can.”

The prince, expected to work a four-day on/four off shift pattern, will give all his salary to charity.

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