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Wills in mountain rescue role

Posted 14 December 2009
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Wills in mountain rescue role
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Those planning to go walking in Snowdonia this winter may get to see a helicopter being flown by HRH Prince William.

However, an actual meeting with the future monarch may be a less desirable event, as he is joining the RAF Mountain Rescue team based at Valley on Anglesey.

He will be learning to fly Sea King helicopters in his role, which will see him deployed to the mountains on rescue missions.

The 27-year-old is taking on the task as he completes his advanced helicopter training course this week.

Those hoping to avoid such an encounter may help themselves by putting on men's fleeces or women's fleeces, so they do not get too cold while up on the hills.

Climbers ascending Snowdon may wish to note that the Mountain Railway and the summit cafe are now closed for the winter, with no food, drink or shelter facilities open to the public.

Posted by Brandon Egley