After his fairytale wedding, which brought London to a virtual halt, Prince William is back in business. He is set to complete a routine deployment to the Falkland Islands as part of a crew of four Royal Air Force (RAF) personnel, according to the Ministry of Defense.
Flight Lieutenant William, who is currently serving as a Search And Rescue co-pilot (SAR) with 22 Squadron based at RAF Valley in Wales, will be deployed to the Falklands from February to March 2012. This deployment forms part of a normal squadron and crew rotation policy and will constitute a part of William's training and career progression as an SAR within the RAF.
All SAR pilots routinely deploy to the Falkland Islands, as part of their training and career development. The force so stationed in the Falkland Islands provides 24-hour cover throughout the year.
The second in line to the British throne graduated from his training at RAF Valley in September, 2010. He was earlier commissioned to the Household Cavalry from the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, in December, 2006 and served on attachment to the Royal Navy and Air Force, before training to become a full-time pilot with the latter's Search And Rescue Force.