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Britain's Prince William has helped save a teenage girl who was in danger of drowning off the coast of Wales in his role as Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot.

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British WWII fighter found in Egyptian desertupdated: Fri May 11 2012 15:06:00

As German Gen. Erwin Rommel chased British forces across the North African desert, a stray Royal Air Force fighter crashed in the blistering sands of the Egyptian Sahara on June 28, 1942. The pilot was never heard from again. The damaged Kittyhawk P-40 -- a couple of hundred miles from civilization -- was presumed lost forever.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gives first public addressupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 11:47:00

The Duchess of Cambridge gave her first official public address Monday, speaking against a backdrop of children's drawings on brightly colored walls.

Tensions flare over Falkland Islandsupdated: Tue Jan 31 2012 12:02:00

It's been nearly 30 years since British and Argentinian troops fought over the Falkland Islands, but politicians from both countries are ratcheting up their rhetoric over the British-controlled territory.

Royal pregnancy rumors swirlupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 08:29:00

CNN's Max Foster reports on rumors that Britain's Prince William and his wife are expecting a child.

Prince William and Kate mark first anniversary of their engagement updated: Tue Jan 03 2012 08:29:00

A year ago on Wednesday, November 16, 2010, Kate Middleton's life changed forever.

Prince William to be deployed to Falkland Islandsupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 15:09:00

Prince William is to be deployed next February to the Falkland Islands in his role as a search and rescue pilot, the British Ministry of Defence said Thursday.

Britain delivers millions of pounds to bank in Libyaupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 12:16:00

The British government has started delivering money that it unfroze to a bank in Libya, said William Hague, Foreign Secretary, in a statement Wednesday.

UK defense: Red Arrows pilot dies in crashupdated: Sun Aug 21 2011 06:57:00

A pilot on the UK Royal Air Force Red Arrows aerobatic team died Saturday when his plane crashed after an air show in the coastal town of Bournemouth, officials said.

People.com: Kate Goes Shopping - for Groceriesupdated: Tue Aug 02 2011 14:13:00

A box of Kellogg's cereal pops up out of a bag in her shopping cart

Last known World War I combatant dies at 110updated: Thu May 05 2011 09:02:00

The last known survivor of the 70 million combatants from World War I, a British sailor who witnessed the surrender of the German fleet in 1918, has died at the age of 110.

People.com: Princes in Royal Uniforms - Who Looks Better?updated: Fri Apr 29 2011 08:10:00

Prince William and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey in regal splendor

People.com: Prince William to Wear Striking Irish Guards Uniform at Weddingupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 05:49:00

The uniform features a distinctive scarlet jacket with a gold and crimson sash and forage cap

Army promotes Prince Harry to captainupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 09:58:00

Britain's Prince Harry has been promoted to captain in the British army, St. James' Palace announced Sunday.

People.com: Prince William to Officially Kiss Kate Middleton at 1:25 in Londonupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 15:10:00

The palace releases a to-the-minute schedule of the wedding day's events

People.com: Prince William Invites Members of His Air Force Squad to His Weddingupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 16:11:00

"It's not something you see everyday," a flight lieutenant says of the invitation

People.com: Royal Wedding to Be Recorded and Sold as an Albumupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 11:29:00

Musical performers will include the London Chamber Orchestra and several top British choirs

People.com: Prince William and Kate Middleton Select Wedding Musicupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 11:09:00

The couple choose choirs, an orchestra, and Royal Air Force musicians for their ceremony

People.com: Is Prince William Wearing Red on His Wedding Day?updated: Thu Feb 10 2011 14:34:00

Due to a new British army title, the prince may wear a scarlet jacket down the aisle

Jets intercept London-bound plane after threatsupdated: Mon Jan 24 2011 10:07:00

Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled jets Monday to escort a passenger plane in for landing after a man made threats on an Etihad Airways flight, authorities said.

Palace announces details of royal weddingupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 13:00:00

Prince William and Kate Middleton will have a wedding reception hosted by the queen at Buckingham Palace, the royal family announced Wednesday.

Palace releases royal wedding detailsupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 13:00:00

Buckingham Palace releases details for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

People.com: Prince William Goes Back to Workupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 11:09:00

The royal couple is home in Wales

Prince William's first rescue flightupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 13:26:00

Prince William co-pilots his first search-and-rescue flight since becoming certified last month by the Royal Air Force.

Prince William performs first 'copter rescueupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 13:26:00

Britain's Prince William performed his first rescue since becoming qualified as a search-and-rescue pilot last month, the Royal Air Force (RAF) said Tuesday.

Prince William becomes search-and-rescue pilotupdated: Fri Sep 17 2010 09:00:00

Britain's Prince William, the second in line to the throne, became a fully qualified search and rescue pilot after graduating from his training course Friday.

The supersonic Bloodhound that wants to run at 1,000mphupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 11:01:00

It's got the same engine as a supersonic jet -- but the team working on the world's first 1,000mph supercar are hoping that it doesn't take off.

Plane carrying 44 crashes in Afghanistanupdated: Mon May 17 2010 11:51:00

An airplane with 44 people on board has crashed in the mountains of Afghanistan, an Afghan government spokesman said Monday.

Speculation rife over British royal engagementupdated: Wed Apr 07 2010 06:16:00

British newspapers were filled with speculation Wednesday that Prince William may soon propose to his girlfriend, Kate Middleton, after an influential blog reported on a possible date.

People.com: Prince William Gets His Wingsupdated: Sat Jan 16 2010 09:48:00

Kate Middleton supports her beau as he graduates from the Defence Helicopter Flying School

People.com: Unveiled: First Double Portrait of Princes William and Harryupdated: Wed Jan 06 2010 14:07:00

The artist says it is a "behind-the-scenes glance at the human element of royal responsibility and ... their brotherly relationship"

Budget focus cited in '06 British air crashupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 14:17:00

An inquiry into the crash of a British aircraft in Afghanistan three years ago calls the accident "preventable," citing a loss of focus on safety in an effort to save money for the armed forces, the defense secretary said Wednesday.

Train robber to be releasedupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 02:37:00

Convicted British train robber Ronnie Biggs may soon be released from prison. ITN's Angus Walker reports.

Ronnie Biggs, the self-styled 'gentleman crook'updated: Sun Aug 09 2009 02:37:00

Britain's most celebrated fugitive -- "the last of the gentlemen crooks," as he liked to describe himself -- was born Ronald Arthur Biggs in Lambeth, south London, on August 8, 1929.

Town honors all war deadupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 15:57:00

CNN's Paula Newton reports on a town that honors Britain's war dead.

Deadly month for British troops in Afghanistanupdated: Thu Jul 16 2009 15:57:00

July is on track to be the deadliest month yet for British troops supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Prince William 'overcooked' aircraft engineupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 07:04:00

Britain's Prince William forced a Royal Air Force plane to be grounded for days after he flicked the wrong switch and "overcooked" the engine, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

16 feared dead after helicopter ditches off Scotlandupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 10:28:00

Eight people missing from a fatal helicopter crash in the North Sea off Scotland are feared dead, police said Thursday.

Eight killed after copter ditches into sea off Scotlandupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 16:59:00

Rescuers have recovered eight bodies from a helicopter crash Wednesday in the North Sea about 13 miles off the northeastern coast of Scotland, officials said.

People.com: Prince William Inspired to Follow in His Mom's Footstepsupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 17:30:00

Plus, he reveals early dreams of being a policeman and what he would do if he were invisible!

All 18 survive helicopter crash off Scotlandupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 18:08:00

All 18 people aboard a helicopter that crashed off the coast of Scotland have been recovered alive, a Royal Air Force officer told CNN.

Three killed in Scotland avalancheupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 21:28:00

Three people died Saturday and a fourth was injured by an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands, a police spokeswoman said.

Giant Hercules saves tiny premature twinsupdated: Mon Jan 19 2009 14:07:00

Britain's Royal Air Force scrambled a huge military transport plane to a remote island off the coast of Scotland to save twin babies born two months prematurely.

Britain feared annihilation by Sovietsupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 11:46:00

Britain feared that it would have been overwhelmed in the event of a Soviet attack because of the depleted state of its armed forces, according to secret files made public on Tuesday.

People.com: Prince Harry Is Now Chopper Readyupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 12:29:00

Both he and his brother will take to the skies over the U.K. next month

Prince happy to be a soldierupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 06:14:00

Prince Harry says he is happy to see live action in Afghanistan and to be treated as just another soldier.

Prince Harry wants to be helicopter pilotupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 06:14:00

Prince Harry is aiming to follow in his brother's footsteps by becoming a helicopter pilot, royal officials say.

Bloodhound rocket car sniffs out 1,000-mph land speed recordupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 11:26:00

Speed enthusiasts hope to build a rocket car that can go faster than a bullet from a handgun -- and break the world land speed record.

Car targets land speed recordupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 11:26:00

A British group launches a three-year mission to build a car with a top speed of 1,000 miles an hour.

Time.com: Prince William to Become Rescue Pilotupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 17:00:00

The second-in-line for the British throne opts to fly rescue helicopters for a living -- or at least for now

People.com: Prince William Chooses Full-Time Military Career updated: Mon Sep 15 2008 11:50:00

Preparation for his role as a head of state has been put on the "back burner," his office says

Inside the religious heart of Englandupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 08:21:00

Wearing a red robe and a warm smile, Eddie works as a verger at London's Westminster Abbey. As a church official, he keeps order in this sacred space. Today his responsibility is to sort out believers (who get in free to pray), tourists (who pay the $25 entrance fee), and those who fold their hands and reverently say, "I'd like a few moments with the Unknown Soldier, please," in order to avoid paying $25.

F22 raptor revealedupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 22:07:00

The F-22 Raptor fighter jet is shown for the first time outside the U.S. at this year's Farnborough Air Show 2008.

Farnborough sees display of military mightupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 22:07:00

The first day at the world's biggest air show here in Farnborough is usually taken up by the now tedious Airbus vs. Boeing numbers game.

Farnborough celebrates 60 yearsupdated: Mon Jul 14 2008 07:37:00

Britain's foremost aviation showcase celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth marks 82nd birthdayupdated: Sat Jun 14 2008 03:27:00

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 82nd birthday Saturday with a parade and military ceremony known as "Trooping the Color."

Oldest World War I veteran marks 112th birthdayupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 21:54:00

Britain's oldest man and the oldest living veteran of World War I was celebrating his 112th birthday Friday with a party and a fly-past at an air force base.

Europe's oldest manupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 21:54:00

Europe's oldest man celebrates his 112th birthday. ITN's Gregg Easteal reports.

People.com: Prince William Flies Secret Mission to Afghanistanupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 12:05:00

With his family's support, he pilots a large, troop-carrier for the Royal Air Force

Prince William makes secret Afghan tripupdated: Wed Apr 30 2008 07:40:00

Britain's Prince William, who has faced criticism for misusing military helicopters, made a surprise visit to Afghanistan this week serving as part of an air crew that made the 30-hour trip from England.

Time.com: Prince William's Bumpy Landingupdated: Mon Apr 21 2008 13:00:00

By landing a copter in his girlfriend's garden, the royal reopened a controversy about his privileged role in the military

Prince lands in trouble over girlfriend visitupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 09:16:00

British military officials on Sunday said Prince William had not breached any rules when he used a Royal Air Force helicopter to drop in at his girlfriend's house.

Blast kills UK troops in Afghanistanupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 21:10:00

An explosion struck a vehicle carrying British troops Sunday, killing two and wounding two others in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Defence Ministry said Monday.

People.com: It's Official: Prince William Is a Top Gunupdated: Sun Apr 13 2008 01:04:00

The prince gets his "wings" Friday – and sets his sights on becoming head of Britain's military

Prince William gets his wingsupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 08:28:00

Britain's Prince William receives his Royal Air Force pilot's wings, presented by his father, Prince Charles.

Prince William graduates as RAF pilotupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 08:28:00

Britain's Prince William received his Royal Air Force pilot's wings at a graduation ceremony Friday.

Prince William the pilotupdated: Fri Apr 11 2008 08:28:00

Now that Britain's Prince William has passed his army training on the ground, he will now train to pilot three aircraft.

UK troops threatened for wearing uniformsupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 13:40:00

British Royal Air Force commanders are urging more than 2,000 personnel at a base in eastern England not to wear their uniforms in public after the troops reportedly faced months of verbal attacks from nearby anti-war residents.

No uniforms off baseupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 13:40:00

Royal Air force personnel are being warned not to wear uniforms off-duty for fear of harassment. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Oil worker sparks huge rig rescueupdated: Sun Feb 10 2008 12:14:00

An apparent false alarm early Sunday triggered a massive air-sea rescue operation to evacuate over 500 workers from an oil rig in the North Sea, police and the British coast guard said.

People.com: Prince William Learns to Flyupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 11:42:00

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's ... Prince William!

Prince's flying career is launchedupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 06:08:00

Britain's Prince William began his attachment with the Royal Air Force on Monday.

Time.com: The Man Who Returned From the Seaupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 12:00:00

John Darwin was presumed drowned and declared legally dead in 2003. His re-emergence has raised many questions

Oil platform burns in North Seaupdated: Sun Nov 25 2007 16:13:00

Less than three hours after it began, a fire on a North Sea oil platform was extinguished and no one was hurt, Lund in Petroleum said Sunday.

Two found dead as floods recedeupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 00:14:00

Two people were killed using a gas-powered pump to drain a flooded basement in Tewkesbury -- the first reported deaths from England's worst flooding in 60 years, officials say.

Flooded out in UKupdated: Thu Jul 26 2007 00:14:00

Flooded out in UK

140,000 UK homes without waterupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 03:34:00

At least 250,000 people remain without electricity, and at least another 140,000 homes are not receiving fresh drinking water, British officials said Tuesday.

Time.com: Flooded Rivers Crest in Western U.K.updated: Tue Jul 24 2007 19:20:00

Swollen rivers crested Tuesday across western England, as emergency crews struggled to restore electricity and clean water

UK fights worst floods in 60 yearsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 23:07:00

Nearly 150,000 homes were without drinking water Monday after the worst floodwaters in 60 years swamped large areas of western England.

UK hit hard by floodwatersupdated: Sun Jul 22 2007 23:25:00

UK hit hard by floodwaters

Floods hit Britainupdated: Sat Jul 21 2007 00:17:00

Floods hit Britain

1 dead, 3 injured in UK helicopter collisionupdated: Wed Jan 10 2007 12:33:00

One person was killed and three were injured Wednesday in a mid-air collision of Royal Air Force helicopters, the British Ministry of Defense said.

Plane diverted after bomb alertupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 11:29:00

British authorities diverted a passenger plane to a Scottish airport on Wednesday after a bomb alert onboard.

American, Canadian in Afghan deadupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 08:17:00

Coalition forces and militants battled on Wednesday in southern Afghanistan, a long stretch of fighting that claimed the lives of a U.S. and a Canadian soldier and more than 30 militants, according to coalition authorities.

UK court-martial over Iraq refusalupdated: Wed Mar 22 2006 05:24:00

A British military officer who refused to serve in Iraq because he believed it was unlawful has been told by a judge he must face trial by court-martial.

Londoners mourn and rememberupdated: Mon Jul 11 2005 00:59:00

On the first Sunday after four deadly attacks in London left at least 49 people, Britons mourned the victims of the bombings as they marked the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Video 'shows UK plane crash'updated: Tue Feb 01 2005 04:08:00

U.S. and British investigators were seeking the cause of a deadly crash of a Royal Air Force C-130 Hercules transport plane as two separate claims of responsibility surfaced -- one including video of what appeared to be the aircraft's wreckage.

U.S. troops fire on prison riot as 4 dieupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:32:00

American troops opened fire to put down a riot Monday at a prison camp in southern Iraq that left four inmates dead and six wounded, U.S. military officials said.

UK Iraq crash: 10 presumed deadupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 11:57:00

Ten British servicemen are missing and presumed dead following the crash of a C-130 Hercules transport plane in Iraq, officials said.

UK troops killed in Iraq crashupdated: Sun Jan 30 2005 15:39:00

Up to 15 British troops have been killed in the crash of a transport plane in Iraq, according to the UK Press Association.

Agencies struggle to deliver foodupdated: Mon Jan 03 2005 07:17:00

Ships unloaded thousands of tons of food at docks on Sumatra's east coast, but relief planners struggled to finds ways to get the supplies to the Indonesian Island's west coast and the 800,000 people who survived the disaster.

Terror-threat jet gets all-clearupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 07:57:00

A New York-bound Greek passenger jet has been given the all-clear after it was forced to make an emergency landing at a London airport following a bomb threat, British police said.

Terror-threat jet takes off againupdated: Mon Sep 27 2004 03:21:00

A Greek passenger jet grounded at London's Stansted Airport following a phoned-in bomb scare has resumed its journey to New York.

Britain to slash military jobsupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 08:59:00

Britain is slashing thousands of jobs from its armed forces over the next four years in an effort to save money and revamp the military for modern warfare.

Gulf War ex-POW: Abuse claims horrifyingupdated: Mon May 03 2004 08:58:00

As controversy swirls about images allegedly showing U.S. and British soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners, CNN anchor Monita Rajpal spoke to John Nichol, an Royal Air Force navigator who was shot down, taken prisoner and tortured during the 1991 Gulf War.

Helicopter blunders hit UK forcesupdated: Wed Apr 07 2004 06:06:00

A series of software blunders and equipment shortages have left Britain's armed forces with a significant helicopter shortfall, an official spending watchdog has revealed.

Gitmo men arrested upon UK returnupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 08:58:00

Four of five British men released by the U.S. military from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and returned to the UK have been arrested and sent to a London police station.

'Dr. Death' hanging: Inquiry opensupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 07:35:00

An inquiry has opened into the apparent suicide of a family doctor believed to be Britain's worst serial killer.

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