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Prince William: Military Secondments in Autumn, 2008

Published 31 July 2008

Prince William is to undertake a final series of military secondments in the autumn.

This will complete his year of familiarisation with the capability, organisation, equipment and ethos of Britain’s Armed Forces, which includes experience of working alongside Servicemen and women of all ranks and from all three Services.

This period began earlier in the year with his attachments to The Royal Air Force and The Royal Navy, which, in turn, followed The Prince’s service as a regimental officer in the British Army.

The autumn programme will continue and complete this learning process by enabling Prince William to work with The Central Staff - including with the Chief of Defence Staff at The Ministry of Defence in London - as well as allowing him to undertake a series of non-operational visits to Special Forces and a non-operational attachment to the Army Air Corps.

As with the Prince’s previous attachments and visits, one of the aims is to highlight the important and often difficult work carried out by the men and women of the Armed Forces.