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Last Updated: Friday September 17 2010 06:48 GMT

Prince William qualifies as RAF Pilot

Prince William (R) holds his certificate with Royal Air Force Group Captain Jonathan Dixon

Prince William to the rescue!

Prince William officially qualifies as a RAF Search and Rescue Force helicopter pilot.

The Prince and other trainees will go to a special ceremony where they will get certificates and squadron badges to mark the end of 19 months of training.

The royal will be based at RAF Anglesey in Wales and he will help rescue people stranded at sea and on the coast.

Prince William says he can't wait to start and help "provide such a vital emergency service."