William's RAF rescue role to end

AOL Money Staff
Duke of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge's days as an RAF Sea King pilot are numbered following confirmation that Britain's search-and-rescue helicopter service is to be privatised.

The £1.6 billion deal with US-headquartered Bristow Helicopters ends 70 years of a service run by the RAF and Royal Navy squadrons and spells the end of the use of Sea King helicopters in search-and-rescue (SAR) work.