29/11/2011

Navy And RAF Rescue To Be Privatised

Despite objections from Prince William the Royal Navy and RAF search and rescue teams are to be privatised.

The Government has announced that by 2016 the coastline and mountains will be patrolled by civilians ending 60 years of military search and rescue by servicemen.

The Duke of Cambridge has been among those who are opposed to the privatisation plans privately lobbying with Prime Minister David Cameron to save the service during a trip abroad.

Despite criticisms and objections the Navy and RAF will "cease to provide" the service from 2015.

(LB)

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