In Pictures: Prince of Wales takes controls on visit to Air Ambulance base

The Prince of Wales has visited the Wales Air Ambulance charity and examined its helicopter from close up, even sitting at the controls.

Charles examines the controls of an air ambulance (Aaron Chown/PA)
Charles examines the controls of an air ambulance (Aaron Chown/PA)

The heir to the throne took the opportunity on his visit to south Wales to meet choir children based at the airbase.

The Prince of Wales meets choir children from the Encore Stage School at the south Wales airbase of Wales Air Ambulance (Aaron Chown/PA)
The Prince of Wales meets choir children from the Encore Stage School at the south Wales airbase of Wales Air Ambulance (Aaron Chown/PA)
Charles sees the response to a cardiac arrest scenario (Aaron Chown/PA)
Charles sees the response to a cardiac arrest scenario (Aaron Chown/PA)
The Prince of Wales unveils a commemorative plaque at the base in Dafen (Aaron Chown/PA)
The Prince of Wales unveils a commemorative plaque at the base in Dafen (Aaron Chown/PA)
The prince speaks to medical crews (Aaron Chown/PA)
The prince speaks to medical crews (Aaron Chown/PA)

Charles also toured Ty Hafan, one of the UK's leading paediatric palliative care charities, at Sully, near Cardiff, meeting children and staff.

Charles meets a young boy during a visit to Ty Hafan children's hospice in Sully (Aaron Chown/PA)
Charles meets a young boy during a visit to Ty Hafan children's hospice in Sully (Aaron Chown/PA)
he Prince signs his hand print he created on a prior visit in 2001 (Aaron Chown/PA)
The Prince signs his hand print he created on a prior visit in 2001 (Aaron Chown/PA)

The Prince is Patron of @tyhafan, a charity that provides support for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. pic.twitter.com/7gmC1RSHwA

-- Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) February 23, 2018

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