It has been recently announced that 27-year old Prince Harry has successfully completed a rigorous 18-month training course and has qualified to fly one of the most  sophisticated of military aircrafts, the Apache helicopter.  The prince finished at the top of his class of twenty, a singular achievement for him.  Prince Harry may soon be sent to Afghanistan with 662 Squadron, part of the 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, based at Wattisham in Suffolk.   “I really enjoy the army,” the prince is quoted as saying in an interview.  “Anyone who says they don’t enjoy the army is mad. You can spend a week hating it and the next week it could be the best thing in the world and the best job you could ever, ever wish for.  It has got so much to offer.”  Harry’s brother, 29-year-old William, the Duke of Cambridge, is also a helicopter pilot.  He is presently in the Falkland Islands on a six-week tour of duty with his RAF Search & Rescue squadron.  It has been reported that rather than becoming a full-time working member of the royal family, William plans to remain in the military after his three-year tour of duty ends in mid-2013.  Photos by Getty Images and AP.

The Helicopter Princes: William and Harry (photo: AP)


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