Saturday 18 November 2017

Harry returns to the UK after spell as gunner

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

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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