PUBLISHED: 12:05, Thu, Nov 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 12:06, Thu, Nov 26, 2020
With the country back in lockdown, the Royal Family are back to video calls instead of in-person engagements. As part of the Remembrance Day commemorations, the Duke of Cambridge joined military personnel currently serving in Qatar, Somalia and The Gulf for a virtual chat. William recalled his own time in the RAF, and one particularly memorable outing when he was serving on the HMS Iron Duke in the Carribean back in 2008.
He had been flying a Lynx chopper and managed to hunt down smugglers with £40million worth of cocaine.
One of the servicemen taking part in the call this month was Leading Physical Trainer (LPT) Damon Bell, who was calling from HMS Montrose.
He told William that last month they seized over 450kg of methamphetamine from smugglers in the Straits of Hormuz, worth £20million.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He joked: “[It’s] only half of what you got on the Iron Duke but still nonetheless very good!”
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Prince William spoke about his own experience as he talked to Armed Forces over video call (Image: Getty / Kensington Palace)
Prince William speaking to personnel in Somalia, Qatar and The Gulf (Image: Kensington Palace)
The Duke of Cambrdige responded: “I wasn’t going to bring that up but I’m glad that’s still being talked about!”
William, who served in the RAF for seven years, emphasised how everyone is “grateful” for the job they are doing and that Remembrance Sunday reminds people about all the committed service people there are around the world.
He also admitted his fitness levels have dropped off over lockdown, and joked with the PT about doing a session over Zoom.
William said: “I remember being beasted by people like you Damon on the Iron Duke.
Prince William was in the RAF