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)
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(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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