Prince Harry back in Afghanistan

In case you haven’t heard yet: Prince Harry of Wales is back in Afghanistan. In a statement dated 7 September 2012 the British Ministry of Defence said:

Prince Harry, known as Captain Wales in the military, arrived today at Camp Bastion in Helmand province to start an operational tour as an Apache pilot.

He will be working as part of the Joint Aviation Group (JAG) which provides helicopter support to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan forces operating throughout Regional Command (South West).

Based out of Bastion, the largest coalition military base in the country, his squadron will provide surveillance, deterrence and, when required, close combat attack capabilities as well as escort duties for other aircraft.

Captain Wales qualified as a co-pilot gunner (CPG) in February this year and was posted to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, to gain further flying experience and to operate the aircraft on a number of exercises.

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