Prince Harry arrives in California for helicopter training

7th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Prince Harry has arrived in California to learn to fly Apache helicopter gunships in terrain similar to Afghanistan, royal officials said Friday.

Harry, 27, will return to Britain a fully fledged Apache pilot at the end of the two-month training but Britain's defence ministry has refused to comment on speculation that he has been given the green light to return to Afghanistan.

The third in line to the throne, who is known as Captain Wales, in the armed forces, has made it clear he is determined to serve again in Afghanistan, where his deployment as a soldier in 2007-2008 had to be hastily cut short after a media blackout was breached.

© 2011 AFP

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