King hands Colonel-in-Chief of Army Air Corps role to Prince William


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Oct 9, 2004

King Charles III has decided to resign from his post of Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps and give his son Prince William, the Prince of Wales, the role.

It was one of the rare occasions in history in which the monarch and the Prince of Wales undertook an engagement together.

Formed in 1942, the Army Air Corps is the aviation arm of the British Army and has 150 aircraft.

The King had been Colonel-in-Chief of the Army Air Corps since 1992 when he himself was Prince of Wales.

After the ceremony was complete, the Prince of Wales took off in an Army Air Corps Apache...

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