Prince Harry has confirmed he killed Taliban insurgents during his latest tour of Afghanistan.

As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, the royal flew on scores of missions with his fingers on the triggers of deadly rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon.

And now that the 28-year-old is bound for the UK after his second deployment to the war-torn country, it can be reported he took enemy fighters "out of the game" during his 20-week posting.

"Yeah, so lots of people have," he said matter-of-factly, after being asked if he had killed from the cockpit.

"The squadron's been out here. Everyone's fired a certain amount."

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In action: Prince Harry is on his way back to the UK

Harry, who is known as Captain Wales in the army, was sent on all manner of missions over Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, from supporting allied troops fighting the Taliban at close quarters to accompanying British Chinook and US Black Hawk helicopters on daring casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions.

His work as a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) during his first tour of duty in 2007-08 saw him call in air strikes on enemy positions, which he watched unfold on a monitor nicknamed "Kill TV".

This time, it was him in the hot seat.

"Take a life to save a life," he shrugged. "That's what we revolve around, I suppose.

"If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game, I suppose."

The prince's deployment with 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, allowed him to step back from the public eye, but speaking to reporters while stationed at Camp Bastion he admitted he had "let himself and his family down" by romping naked in a Las Vegas hotel suite just weeks earlier.

Life in the army is "as normal as it's going to get" for Harry and he relishes having the chance to muck in as "one of the guys", but he said his father, the Prince of Wales, is always reminding him of his position.

The current third-in-line to the throne was in Afghanistan when it was announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their first child, and he said he was "thrilled" for the couple and "can't wait to be an uncle".

Captain Wales was hailed by his colleagues and superiors for fitting into his unit well and for being "on top of his game" during the "extremely busy" and dangerous tour.

However, the prince revealed he would rather have returned to fight on the frontline alongside troops from his regiment, the Household Cavalry.

He also attacked the media for the "rubbish" they report.

Unlike his last tour of duty, there was no blackout preventing the press from reporting that he was in Afghanistan this time, but an agreement was reached that media would not speculate on his deployment.

Harry was given no special treatment during his tour, and he worked, rested, ate and slept in exactly the same conditions as the other pilots in his squadron.

The prince flew on deadly sorties over the barren desert - often for hours on end - in support of International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), Afghan National Army (ANA) and Afghan National Police (ANP) fighters.

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However, he said the role of British Apache helicopters has changed since their arrival in 2006 with fewer contacts with the enemy than in previous years, as Isaf is increasingly mentoring the Afghan security forces, rather than fighting insurgents directly.

The frequency of engagements fluctuates throughout the year and winter tours generally have fewer contacts than in the summer.

But Harry said his unit - nicknamed 662 "Royal" Squadron by some - needed to fire their weapons more than the Apache pilots at the same time the previous year.

"That's just the way that it's balanced out," he said.

"Mainly due to weather, well whatever, the reasons I don't know."

Apaches are used for a variety of missions in Task Force Helmand, and on most occasions their presence alone is enough to deter the enemy.

Harry flew on planned and unplanned operations during the day and night across his tour, and the prince said accompanying Chinook helicopters on CASEVAC tasks - known by the call sign Tricky - was the most important role for Apaches.

Harry's frank comments about shooting dead Taliban fighters come as no surprise, as any soldier fighting on the front line in Afghanistan is expected to take on the enemy - and Harry's job as a co-pilot gunner (CPG) is widely known.

He insisted killing the enemy was not what motivated him to become an attack helicopter pilot.

"It's not the reason I decided to do this job," he said.

"The reason to do this job was to get back out here and carry on with a job."

He explained how the roles of Apaches themselves and the CPGs inside the cockpit have developed since the aircraft were first introduced in Helmand.

"It used to be very much: front seat, you're firing the whole time.

"Now, yes we fire when we have to - take a life to save a life - but essentially we're more of a deterrent than anything else.

"We're a hugely reliable asset and the main thing for us is the tricky escorts.

"If guys get injured, we come straight into the overhead, box off any possibility of an insurgent attack because they look at us and just go, 'Right, that's an unfair fight, we're not going to go near them'.

"But occasionally we get taken on, the guys get taken on, even when we're in the overhead.

"It's a pretty complex job for everybody involved.

"But it's not just about the shooting, it's about giving the effect to the [enemy] guys on the ground, and that's not always pulling the trigger."

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  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, during a TV interview in an Apache repair hanger on the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of part of the snack store inside the VHR tent in which Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, relaxes with fellow Apache pilots during the 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a hand painted mural from 662 Sqd Army Air Corps on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of the entertainment facilities inside the VHR tent in which Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, relaxes with fellow Apache pilots during the 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

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    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of British Army Soliders lining up at the self-service food section in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a nearly completed hand painted mural from 662 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, with fellow air crew in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie (right) in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie (right) in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a hand painted mural from 664 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, wearing a Christmas Hat as he stands outside the VHR (very high readiness) tent, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he was serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a hand painted mural from 664 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, with fellow air crew in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 11/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, lining up at the self-service food section behind fellow Apache pilot Simon Beattie (right) in the DFAC (Dining Facility), at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of the kitchen area inside the VHR tent in which Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, relaxes with fellow Apache pilots during the 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of a nearly completed hand painted mural from 662 Squadron on a prefabricated blast wall between Apache helicopters flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where Prince Harry is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    EMBARGOED TO 0001 SUNDAY JANUARY 27. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, during a TV interview in an Apache repair hanger on the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

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    This picture taken on December 12, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry (R) giving an interview to a TV crew at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    This picture taken on December 11, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry taking his seat in the dining facility at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    This picture taken on November 3, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry (L) playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-MILITARY

    This picture taken on November 3, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry playing a game of Uckers in the VHR (very high ready-ness) tent with fellow pilots at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • AFGHANISTAN-BRITAIN-ROYALS-HARRY-MILITARY

    This picture taken on December 11, 2012 shows Britain's Prince Harry (R) walking past in the dining facility at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Prince Harry said he was 'thrilled to be back' in Britain as he returned home after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan. The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment 'decompression' time at a British base in Cyprus. AFP PHOTO/POOL/John STILLWELL - NOTE TO EDITORS THIS PICTURE IS HELD UNDER STRICT EMBARGO AND NOT TO BE RELEASED UNTIL AFTER 0001 GMT ON JANUARY 27, 2013 (Photo credit should read JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    SOME PARTS OF THIS PICTURE HAVE BEEN DIGITALLY CHANGED FOR SECURITY REASONS. Previously unissued picture dated 12/12/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, making his early morning pre-flight checks on the flight-line, at Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 03/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, drawing the shift brew person (who makes the tea all day) during his 12 hour VHR (very high ready-ness) shift, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 31/10/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission, at the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry tour of duty in Afghanistan

    Previously unissued picture dated 01/11/2012 of Prince Harry or just plain Captain Wales as he is known in the British Army, at a mission briefing in the British controlled flight-line in Camp Bastion southern Afghanistan, where he is serving as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Sqd Army Air Corps, from September 2012 for four months until January 2013.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.

  • Prince Harry in Afghanistan pictures by PA

    Working in Afghanistan was "as normal as it's going to get" for Prince Harry. Away from camera lenses, media speculation and royal engagements, he could get on with his day job in relative anonymity. Within his unit he was just "one of the guys" - Harry to his friends and superiors, Captain Wales to everybody else. "It's completely normal," he said while on duty at the Apache flight line in Camp Bastion. The royal lived in a shared room in an accommodation block made of modified shipping containers with another attack helicopter pilot and had the freedom to walk around the base, to visit the gym, eat in the canteen and drop off his laundry.