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Prince William Loves the RAF Valley Airbase

Kate Middleton and Prince William on an official visit

This Tuesday, July 9, Prince William visited the RAF Valley search and rescue base in Anglesey, a place filled with memories for him. Indeed, the heir to the throne served there as a Royal Air Force pilot from 2010 to 2013.

The prince reunited with his former colleagues and toured the facilities, including the air traffic control tower. The staff presented him with the new surveillance technologies and the runway renovation project, amounting to 44 million pounds sterling. William then participated in a fire simulation exercise, demonstrating his commitment and expertise in emergency situations.

This visit was also marked by the presentation of the Prince of Wales award to Flight Lieutenant Jake Fleming, recognized as the best qualified flight instructor. For William, this day was a return to his roots, recalling precious moments spent in Anglesey.

Upon leaving RAF Valley in 2013, the prince had expressed his emotion, stating that he had never known a place as welcoming as Anglesey. This visit on July 9 rekindled those memories, offering William a true madeleine de Proust.

Despite inclement weather, Prince William showed his enthusiasm and determination, warmly greeting the base personnel. This memorable day proved that, even with his new responsibilities, William remains deeply attached to his years of service in the RAF.