The Duke of Cambridge will complete his last shift with the East Anglian Air Ambulance on Thursday 27th July at Cambridge Airport. On his final day at work, The Duke will arrive for a night shift, and attend the hand over briefings from the day team as usual. He will then join his team-mates at the helicopter he has flown for the past two years for a group photograph.
The Duke joined EAAA as an Air Ambulance pilot in March 2015. After completing an initial period of job-specific training involving simulator, aircraft and in-flight skills training, he began piloting his first operational missions in July 2015. Throughout his service, The Duke has been based out of 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.
EAAA helicopters can reach patients anywhere in the region within 25 minutes. They provide rapid, effective treatment as soon as possible after injury, and transport patients directly to hospital if required. Regular landing areas for EAAA helicopters include residential gardens, carparks, beaches, roadsides, and any open space deemed possible by the captain. Last year, the EAAA carried out 2361 missions.