Prince of Wales arrives at RAF base to learn about Typhoon jets

The Prince of Wales has arrived at RAF Coningsby to find out about the work needed to keep Typhoon jets aloft – and to open a new boxing club. William visits the RAF base in Lincolnshire in his role as Honorary Air Commander at RAF Coningsby.

The former RAF search and rescue helicopter pilot arrived by helicopter and was greeted by Group Captain Billy Cooper, the base commander.

Royal visit to RAF Coningsby
The Prince of Wales arrives by helicopter for a visit to RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire (Joe Giddens/PA)

During the visit, William will spend time at the Air Traffic Control Center to learn about Project Marshall, a multi-billion dollar equipment upgrade program for air traffic control radar services in Lincolnshire.

On display will be new technologies used by ground crews, from exoskeletons to virtual reality headsets, to make maintenance more efficient on Typhoon jets flown by two Typhoon squadrons based at RAF Coningsby can.

The Prince will also visit and officially open the new RAF Coningsby Boxing Club in the heart of the base.


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