PRINCE HARRY SETS SIGHTS ON ROTARY CAREER

Royal volunteers for the Army Air Corps

FOLLOWING in the footsteps of The Duke of York, Prince Harry has volunteered for the selection process to become a helicopter pilot with the AAC.

Earlier this month the young soldier passed the pilot aptitude tests at RAF Cranwell and next month he starts a four-week assessment course.

The pass rate of the course, which takes place at Middle Wallop on fixed-wing aircraft, is 50% so it's by no means certain that he is guaranteed a place.

If successful, he will commence flying training in January and will eventually fly the Lynx and Apache.