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Prince Harry leaves Wattisham helicopter gunner role

ROYAL VISIT HONINGTON

Prince Harry visits troops stationed at RAF Honington.

ROYAL VISIT HONINGTON Prince Harry visits troops stationed at RAF Honington.

Prince Harry is leaving his role as an Apache helicopter gunner at Wattisham to help co-ordinate army events in London.

The prince had spent three and a half years in training and operational service with the Apache helicopter force during his attachment to the Army Air Corps.

Between September 2012 and January 2013 he undertook an operational tour of Afghanistan working as part of the Joint Aviation Group, providing helicopter support to the International Security Assistance Force and Afghan security forces.

Having completed his attachment to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps he will now take up a staff officer role in the capital.

In his new role the prince will retain the rank of captain and will be based at Horse Guards in central London.

Lieutenant Colonel Tom de la Rue, who commanded Prince Harry in the Army Air Corps, said: “Captain Wales has reached the pinnacle of flying excellence as an Apache pilot, particularly in Afghanistan, and, in the process, has proved to be a real inspiration to the many Army Air Corps officers and soldiers who have come to know him so well over the last two years.”

 

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