Duke of Cambridge’s last shift with East Anglia Air Ambulance

The Duke of Cambridge completed his last shift with the East Anglian Air Ambulance on July 27th at Cambridge Airport. The Duke joined EAAA as an Air Ambulance pilot in March 2015. Over the last two years, The Duke has enjoyed the opportunity to connect directly with the community of East Anglia and has valued being part of a team that provides such a critical and often life-saving public service. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move to London in the Autumn.

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On his final day at work, The Duke arrived for a night shift, and attended the hand over briefings from the day team as usual, before joining his team-mates at the helicopter he has flown for the past two years for a group photograph.

The Duke said in article for the Eastern Daily Press to mark his last day at work:

I wanted to say thank you to my colleagues, team mates and the people of East Anglia who I have been so proud to serve. Over the past two years I have met people from across the region who were in the most desperate of circumstances. As part of the team, I have been invited into people’s homes to share moments of extreme emotion, from relief that we have given someone a fighting chance, to profound grief. I have watched as incredibly skilled doctors and paramedics have saved people’s lives. These experiences have instilled in me a profound respect for the men and women who serve in our emergency services, which I hope to continue to champion even as I leave the profession. I am hugely grateful for having had this experience.”

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