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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Prince William to be Featured in Documentary about the Prince's Base in Anglesey, BUT US Firm to Take Over the Search & Rescue Duties

Caption: The deal (The Bristow Group) was supposed to replace the RAF's Sea King fleet Photo: PA

An American Company will take over the Search and Rescue from RAF and Royal Navy starting in 2015.

The Bristow Group, an American company, is expected to be unveiled on Tuesday as the winner of the multi-billion pound contract to take over the service from 2015.

The anticipated announcement to the London stock exchange ends 70 years of search and rescue operations by the RAF and Royal Navy, who have saved thousands of lives both at sea and off mountain tops. Click link for full post from The Telegraph.

In a related story:
The Duke of Cambridge will appear in Helicopter Rescue which follows the Search and Rescue team at the prince's base at RAF Valley on Anglesey.

BBC Wales was given exclusive access to the teams at Prince William's base of RAF Valley on Anglesey for the programme Helicopter Rescue.

The TV programme will show the working day of Flight Lieutenant Wales and some of the missions that he is called out on. Click link for full post (including Video) from The Telegraph.