Harry is Apache top gun student

Prince Harry in the forward cockpit of an Apache on training excercise Crimson Eagle in the USA'Crowncopyright/Sgt Russ Nolan RLC
Prince Harry in the forward cockpit of an Apache on training excercise Crimson Eagle in the USA'Crowncopyright/Sgt Russ Nolan RLC
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PRINCE Harry has finished his Apache pilot training and won an award for his gunnery skills.

Known as Captain Wales at the Wattisham Army airbase, he was handed the prize on Wednesday night for being best co-pilot gunner on completing 18 months of tough training on the Apache attack helicopter.

During a dinner to mark the end of the what is officially called the Conversion to Role course, Captain Wales and more than 20 other students were congratulated by Apache Force Commander Col Neale Moss. He said they were now up to the challenge of operating one of the most sophisticated attack helicopters in the world.

The prize goes to the student whose performance is assessed the best in their course group.

The prince will today present service commendations to RAF personnel at Honington in his role of Honorary Air Commandant.