Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Associated Press
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan — Britain's Ministry of Defense says Prince Harry has returned to Afghanistan to fly Apache attack helicopters during a four-month tour of combat duty.
In this image from video, Britain's Prince Harry inspects an Apache helicopter at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on Friday. Prince Harry will be based at Camp Bastion during his tour of duty as a co-pilot gunner.
The 27-year-old who is third in line to the British throne looked relaxed, if slightly tired Friday, and gave a thumbs-up after a long journey on a standard troop flight from England.
Capt. Harry Wales, as he is known, wore his combat uniform upon arrival and joined his 100-strong unit — the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.
The deployment Friday follows an embarrassing incident in which an Internet website published photographs of the prince naked and taking part in a strip billiards game in a Las Vegas hotel room.