Prince Harry, aka ‘Capt. Wales’ combat helicopter pilot in the British Army was deployed to Afghanistan for four months.
This is announced Friday by the Ministry of Defence. The younger brother of Prince William, third in line of succession to the British throne, had repeatedly expressed his desire to return to the country, where he had already made a first visit in 2008.
“It happened today at Camp Bastion in Helmand province (southern Afghanistan) to start a temporary assignment as a pilot Apache, it is said in a statement. He will work under the joint aviation group that provides helicopter support to the international force under the command of NATO (ISAF) and Afghan forces, the ministry said. His squadron will play a supervisory role, deterrence and, if necessary, combat and escort for other aircraft. As with all deployments, captain Wales was planned long and the threat against him or against his entourage was fully considered, “the statement said. Prince made headlines for other reasons there is a fortnight, when the media published photos showing the naked alongside young women in a hotel in Las Vegas during his vacation.