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
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)

(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.

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jke
Sep 7, 2012 3:17 PM CDT
perfect training regiment for the new royals...go to US and practice rape, then go kill innocent people somewhere...then back to wear nazi uniform....we should have let adolph take care of them...it will come back to haunt the whole world at some point.
Redtopp
Sep 7, 2012 2:08 PM CDT
OMG Leave him alone; he's young and having fun--albeit sorta over exposed fun...he didn't ask to be prince..he's just Harry -- he won't be King..probably NEVER so WTH -- he jeopardizes his life every time he gets in his heli to serve his country...Live Hard...Play Hard.. I'M JUST WILD ABOUT HARRY! (old song)!
1492
Sep 7, 2012 1:00 PM CDT
Come on guys, leave this Prince alone...a Prince he is...son of Princess Di...remember?... He is the straw in the Royals drink. His movement should not have been announced. For alqaida rebels it's "Open Season". Many innocent soldiers who may otherwise not have been shot at, will be killed. Who the hell is running that outfit???? He should be immediately removed from harms way...he has nothing to prove...he already fought in combat. How many of us have?