His Majesty's life in the RAF
His Majesty the King took flying lessons with the RAF in a Chipmunk aircraft during his second year of university. In 1971 he successfully completed flying training in the Jet Provost aircraft at RAF Cranwell.
During his RAF training he became the first heir to the throne to conduct a parachute jump. He went on to complete a further seven jumps during his two weeks of training with No.1 Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton.