Prince William recalls the time he took part in an R825 million drugs bust

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  • Prince William recently spoke to deployed members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
  • During their conversation, Damon Bell, who was aboard the HMS Montrose, spoke of the time William served as a helicopter pilot on board HMS Iron Duke in 2008, where he took part in a drugs bust.
  • The soldiers also spoke of the importance of Remembrance and what it means to them. "We are still thinking about all you guys, where you are, and the important job you're all doing," William told them.


Continuing to honour soldiers following Remembrance Sunday, Prince William recently chatted to deployed members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.

"We are still thinking about all you guys, where you are, and the important job you're all doing," he said during their conversation, in which they spoke about the important role that Remembrance plays in their lives.

The Duke of Cambridge spoke with leading physical instructor Damon Bell who was aboard the HMS Montrose – William serving as a helicopter pilot on board HMS Iron Duke in 2008, where he took part in a £40million (R825 million) drugs bust in the Caribbean.

Damon too seized more than 450kg of methamphetamine from smugglers in the Straits of Hormuz last month, reports Hello! Magazine.

"Only half of what you got on Iron Duke but still nonetheless very good," he said.

"I wasn't going to bring that up, but I'm glad that's still being talked about," William laughed.

The duke also made a far too relatable joke while chatting to Damon.

"I remember being beasted by people like you Damon on the Iron Duke," he said. "The on-deck PT was always quite a fun afternoon.

"I think after a number of lockdowns," William, quipped, "I might need your PT skills to help get back into shape again."

"Always on the end of a Zoom call sir, whenever you're ready," Damon said.   

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