Prince William made sure that an Afghan soldier he had allegedly met during his military days could flee the war-torn country with his family during the Taliban occupation.
According to a report in TelegraphThe Duke of Cambridge “personally intervened” in the rescue of the soldier when Britain and the United States were evacuating their citizens from Afghanistan last month. The British monarch reportedly knew the soldier from his time at the Royal Military Academy in Sandrest in 2006.
Navy officer Rob Dixon, William’s Aquarius, allegedly made some calls to Afghanistan on behalf of the future king, and asked the soldier to take his family from there and to Britain by ship. The call helped the soldier and his family pass through the crowded gates of Kabul airport as militants wreaked havoc in the country before the Taliban took full control and stopped the evacuation.
The Afghan soldier is said to be one of several local service members who helped Britain protect his country from the Taliban, and thus he and his family were heavily involved in the militant group’s attack. There was a danger of circling rivals. .
Kensington Palace has not yet commented on William’s intervention report.
William has had a decade-long career in the British Armed Forces. The 39-year-old began military training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 2006, after which he joined the Blues and the Royals. In April 2008, he graduated from Royal Air Force College Craneville, joining the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009. He served as a full-time pilot in the East Anglin Air Ambulance from July 2015 for two years.
However, William was not placed in high-risk areas due to his second-degree status on the British throne. Her younger brother, Prince Harry, was also threatened by the Taliban for serving in Afghanistan, leaving William’s deployment in such areas completely out of the question.
Harry served twice in Afghanistan during the “war on terror” that began in 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. That 20-year war ended recently when the United States decided to withdraw its last troops from the country.