Prince Charles and his son Prince William completed flying training at the famous air academy.

Prince William, known as Flying Officer Wales during his training, was awarded his RAF pilot's wings at RAF College Cranwell in 2008. His father Prince Charles had completed his jet pilot training there in 1971, and his helicopter pilot training three years later.

Lincolnshire is proud of its aviation heritage and renowned as 'the home of the RAF'. And Cranwell is perhaps the most famous landmark in RAF history. The site was originally founded as a Royal Naval Air Service training and airship base known as HMS Daedalus. When the Royal Air Force was formed as an independent service at the end of the Great War, the Chief of Air Staff Sir Hugh Trenchard  chose Cranwell, located in the middle of rural Lincolnshire because:

Marooned in the wilderness, cut off from pastimes they could not organise for themselves, the cadets would find life cheaper, healthier and more wholesome.

Lincolnshire places with royal tales to tell

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