Finally, a “Royal” who can be royally admired. According to the UK Telegraph, Prince Harry has been granted his wish to return to Afghanistan as an Apache attack helicopter pilot. Although he will not be returning to the front lines as he did in a previous tour, Prince Harry will be flying Apache attack helicopters. A “Royal” that all can truly be proud of.
The Prince, who was hastily withdrawn from a tour of Helmand in 2008 after his position was compromised by foreign media reports, has often expressed the desire to return to the front line.
Now he is set to be granted another tour when his squadron is deployed to Afghanistan next year, by which time he should have completed his Apache pilot training.
Clarence House said the Prince would complete his training next year and would then be available for deployment wherever Apaches were needed – including Afghanistan.