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The Prince of Wales (b.1948) in a helicopter at Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton, Somerset, 1974

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Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK
London, United Kingdom

Photograph of The Prince of Wales who gives the thumbs-up sign to the viewer from inside a helicopter cockpit. He wears a helmet. 'Royal Navy' emblazoned on the side of the Helicopter. Taken at Yeovilton, Somerset.

In September 1974, the Prince joined the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton, where he trained as a helicopter pilot. On completion of his training he joined 845 Squadron, which embarked in HMS Hermes to the Caribbean and east Canadian waters.

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