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Prince Harry in Afghanistan for second tour of duty

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, September 7, 2012 7:10 EDT
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Prince Harry in Afghanistan via AFP
 
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Prince Harry is back in Afghanistan to serve as a military helicopter pilot four years after his previous deployment there had to be cut short, the Ministry of Defence said on Friday.

The 27-year-old, who hit the headlines last month after he was photographed nude during a wild week of partying in Las Vegas, will spend four months based at Camp Bastion in the restive Helmand province of southern Afghanistan.

“Prince Harry, known as Captain Wales in the military, arrived today at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province, to start an operational tour as an Apache pilot,” the MoD said in a statement.

The prince, the third in line to the throne, has made no secret of his desire to return to Afghanistan and serve his country.

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