Prince Harry Returns to Afghanistan

Will fly Apache helicopters during 4-month tour of duty

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Sep 7, 2012 6:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – Prince Harry has gone from Las Vegas to Afghanistan. Britain's Ministry of Defense says the prince is back in the country to fly Apache attack helicopters during a four-month tour of combat duty. The 27-year-old looked relaxed if slightly tired today, and gave a thumbs-up after a long journey on a standard troop flight from England. Capt. Harry Wales, as he is known, wore his combat uniform upon arrival and joined his 100-strong unit—the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Britain's Prince Harry gives a thumbs up Friday Sept.  7, 2012 after he walked past the Apache flight-line at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Britain's Prince Harry gives a thumbs up Friday Sept. 7, 2012 after he walked past the Apache flight-line at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool)
Britain's Prince Harry is shown an Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.
Britain's Prince Harry is shown an Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.   (AP Photo/Cpl Paul Morrison, Army Photographer, MOD)
Britain's Prince Harry examines the 30mm cannon of an Apache helicopter Friday Sept 7 2012 at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Britain's Prince Harry examines the 30mm cannon of an Apache helicopter Friday Sept 7 2012 at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool)
Britain's Prince Harry is shown the Apache flight-line Friday Sept 7 2012 by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Britain's Prince Harry is shown the Apache flight-line Friday Sept 7 2012 by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool)
Britain's Prince Harry, left,  is shown the Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.
Britain's Prince Harry, left, is shown the Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.   (AP Photo/John Stillwell)
Britain's Prince Harry is shown the Apache flight-line Friday Sept 7 2012 by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.
Britain's Prince Harry is shown the Apache flight-line Friday Sept 7 2012 by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/ John Stillwell, Pool)
In this image from video, Britain's Prince Harry is shown an Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.
In this image from video, Britain's Prince Harry is shown an Apache helicopter by a member of his squadron at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Friday Sept. 7, 2012.   (AP Photo/TV Pool)
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