Prince William was in fun spirits when he sent little brother Harry a birthday dig at his skills as a chopper pilot – a card with a snap of an Apache helicopter.
He sent him a Homemade card, in which Clown prince William gloated ‘Happy birthday – Still Number One’, as he became the first brother to join RAF’s 22 Squadron at RAF Valley in Wales.
The card for Harry’s 26th birthday was brotherly teasing over William’s graduation as an RAF search and rescue chopper pilot before the younger brother who is still under training before he could go live to the front line in Afghanistan.
Harry still has weeks to go until he’s fully qualified to fly the Apache helicopter gunship with the Army Air Corps and head back to the front line in Afghanistan.
“The competition goes back to when they were based at the combined services helicopter school at RAF Shawbury. William is claiming victory because he’s first to finish training,” the Daily Star quoted a pal as saying.
“He may be second but his training is tougher and his skills are greater. He is in the helicopter equivalent of an F1 racing car while William is running a Transit van,” he added in Harry’s praise.
William, 28, recently passed out of the training is expected to remain in his post at RAF Valley for up to three years.