People, Aug. 9, 1971

While crowds of British vacationers gaped, the airplane came in at 1,200 ft., slowed to 120 m.p.h. Out popped an unlikely parachutist: Prince Charles, in wet suit, crash helmet and goggles, equipped with a whistle and a smoke flare in case he got lost. Not bloody likely. Standing by, according to the London Times, were "enough assault craft to have assaulted half of southern England." Teeth chattering, the 22-year-old prince was hauled into a boat within 20 seconds, fed soup, and later appeared on deck celebrating the end of his five-month flying course...

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