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Duke of Cambridge makes a flying visit to Gislingham

When Lynda Robinson was playing with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Lily on her lounge floor one evening, little did she know that within twelve hours, HRH The Duke of Cambridge would be standing on her doorstep.

Unfortunately, for Lynda, whilst playing with Lily she slipped a disc in her back and was unable to move, spending the night on the floor unable to reach a phone to call for help.

The following morning (Tuesday July 4th), she managed to reach her phone to call 999, requiring emergency assistance. Three hours later, the Ambulance arrived to give treatment which was unsuccessful, and they in turn call the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Within fifteen minutes of this call, the EAAA piloted by HRH the Duke of Cambridge (or as it states on his monogrammed flight jacket, “William Wales”) landed the H145 helicopter in the field between West View Gardens and Coldham Lane, within a few yards of Lynda’s bungalow.

The Doctor and Anaesthetist administered ketamine to make Lynda more comfortable, so she could be taken by ambulance to the West Suffolk Hospital.

We are delighted to report that Lynda is now “on the mend” and back home after ten days recovering in hospital.

Lynda told The Messenger, “If I’d known the Duke of Cambridge was going to be coming to my front door I’d have dressed for the occasion, rather than being half-naked on my living-room room floor!

But, I am now recovering well and hopefully, I’ll be ready to audition for the next Gislingham Variety Club production in April.

Prince William and his helicopter

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