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Wednesday 30 July 2014

Harry returns to the UK after spell as gunner

Published 24/01/2013|05:00

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Prince Harry (28) is back in Britain after more than four months serving in Afghanistan.

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He landed on a military flight at a snowy Brize Norton airbase, northwest of London, yesterday afternoon.

Defence officials announced that he had completed his 20-week deployment as co-pilot gunner on an Apache attack helicopter. In interviews he said he had fired on Taliban positions, saying: "If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game."

He has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a military base, thought to be in Cyprus, since leaving war-torn Helmand Province. He may have had his first beer in 20 weeks there, as troops are given four cans of lager to unwind.

Irish Independent

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