Prince Harry to return to Afghanistan: Report
Prince Harry is to return to serve in Afghanistan again, a media report said.
London: Prince Harry is to return to serve
in Afghanistan again, before the British troops are completely
withdrawn from the war-ravaged country, a media report said.
According to insiders at a helicopter training centre,
where the third-in-line to the British throne is learning to
fly the Apache gunship, all students who pass the course will
be deployed in frontline positions in Afghanistan, the `Sunday
In March, Harry`s training will transfer to Scotland,
where mountainous terrain resembles that in Afghanistan.
And, senior Army Air Corps sources said that providing
Harry finishes the course in April, he would face six to eight
months of specialist training. He`ll spend a further year with
a regiment in the UK, before being deployed in Christmas 2012,
the report said.
In fact, the 26-year-old Lieutenant Harry Wales is
likely to serve the 20 Armoured Brigade; he`ll have an intense
six-week tour of duty before being flown back to the UK for a
break, the newspaper said, quoting the sources.
In 2007-08, Harry spent 10 weeks in Helmand province
before a magazine revealed he was there and he was sent home.
His tour was, in fact, cut short after a news blackout broke,
leading to fears he would be targeted by the Taliban.
The Prince had then said that he would relish another
frontline posting. "It`s something I would love to do," he had