Prince Harry said killing the Taliban is a job "you would expect to do" as a soldier as he arrived back in the UK after his 20-week tour of duty to Afghanistan.

The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner made headlines this week after he confirmed he shot dead insurgents from the cockpit, but he said opening fire was necessary to protect allied troops and the Afghan people.

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Prince Harry arrives at Brize Norton

Harry has been criticised by some for his frank comments that he took the enemy "out of the game", and soldiers "take a life to save a life".

Speaking to the press at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, he said: "I think for the thousands of guys that are on operations at the moment, we are continuing, essentially, to try and do a job.

"A job for ourselves, a job for the guys left and right of us, and from my point of view, especially for the guys on the ground.

"We are supporting the Afghan people, supporting the Afghan army. The way that things are going are fantastic - I suppose that sounds a typical MoD/Army answer, but it's true.

"The difference between 2006 and now is absolutely fantastic.

"You get asked to do things that you would expect to do wearing this uniform, and it's a simple as that really."

The prince left the war-torn country on Monday evening, and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base in Cyprus.

He flew from Akrotiri on board a regular personnel aircraft - an Airbus A330 Voyager - and landed at the Oxfordshire base with his 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.

Harry did not go with the rest of his 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their headquarters in Wattisham in Suffolk.

St James's Palace said he left Brize Norton privately, but did not comment on where he was headed.

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Prince Harry at Brize Norton

Asked what his overall reflections were on his deployment to Helmand Province, Harry said: "It has been great, it's a hell of an experience.

"I'm really proud of the guys - the whole squadron and obviously everyone else out there.

"Everything seems to be going in the right direction. It's very different to when I was last out there."

The prince, known as Captain Wales in the army, is likely to have sunk his first beer in 20 weeks while in Cyprus, and he said he enjoyed the 24-hour stopover.

"I'm just thrilled to be back, and a bit of blue sky in Cyprus, a bit of decompression, some comedy, and back to the snow," he said.

"So the four-and-a-half months has gone really quickly, but I'm very, very happy to be back."

Harry said being in Afghanistan gave him "life experiences that you get nowhere else".

He revealed he does not have any particular plans for the coming year, but he would like to dedicate more time to royal duties and charitable causes.

Asked what 2013 had in store, he said: "I really don't know.

"The army will have an idea, I presume, and whatever that is, I will do.

"Given the opportunity I'd like to take on more royal stuff, to the extent that pre-deployment has been very very busy.

"Hopefully there will be a few gaps that open up, and as long as I stay current flying and continue with the job, then I'll be able to pay some more attention to the charities and stuff like that."

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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.