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FILE - March 31 2011 file photo of the Duke of Cambridge at the controls of a Sea King helicopter. Britain's Ministry of Defence has said that Prince William has arrived Thursday Feb. 2 2012 in the Falklands for a tour duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot. The prince's visit has riled Argentina, which claims the islands 290 miles (460 kilometers) off its coast that it calls Las Malvinas. Britain's defense ministry has insisted William's deployment is routine, but Argentina's foreign ministry likened the move to a conquistador's arrival. (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Prince William Advances in Aviation Career

FILE - March 31 2011 file photo of the Duke of Cambridge at the controls of a Sea King helicopter. Britain's Ministry of Defence has said that Prince William has arrived Thursday Feb. 2 2012 in the Falklands for a tour duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot. The prince's visit has riled Argentina, which claims the islands 290 miles (460 kilometers) off its coast that it calls Las Malvinas. Britain's defense ministry has insisted William's deployment is routine, but Argentina's foreign ministry likened the move to a conquistador's arrival. (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
FILE - March 31 2011 file photo of the Duke of Cambridge at the controls of a Sea King helicopter. Britain's  Ministry of Defence has said that Prince William has arrived Thursday Feb. 2 2012 in the Falklands for a tour duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot. The prince's visit has riled Argentina, which claims the islands 290 miles (460 kilometers) off its coast that it calls Las Malvinas. Britain's defense ministry has insisted William's deployment is routine, but Argentina's foreign ministry likened the move to a conquistador's arrival. (AP Photo/ John Stillwell/PA File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE
The Duke of Cambridge is seen at the controls of a Sea King helicopter for a tour duty as an RAF search and rescue pilot. (AP/John Stillwell/PA)

Let’s hope you never have the need to call “999” while in the U.K., but if you do, there’s the chance you might be rescued by Prince William himself.

The Duke of Cambridge, who is already an accomplished Royal Air Force search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, has recently passed 14 written exams qualifying him to work as an air ambulance pilot, reports People Magazine.

The exams covered a range of topics including Principles of Flight, Navigation, Flight Planning, and Air Law, according to a statement released by Kensington Palace.

In addition to the written tests, Prince William will be expected to complete in-flight training. He’s predicted to begin his ambulance shifts in early summer 2015.

In 2013, Prince William’s role as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot was featured in the BBC series Helicopter Rescue.

Here’s a clip of the royal in action:

Flight Lieutenant Wales, as Prince William is referred to in the military, reflected on past missions, telling BBC News, “I don’t think there’s any greater calling in life … to be able to see a son or daughter’s face when you bring their mother or father back from the edge of death – it’s quite powerful.”

What do you think of the Prince’s career choice?

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By Brigid Brown