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In the thick of it: Prince
Harry the helicopter ace
flies into action to save lives
of British soldiers in Afghanistan

Daily Mail [UK], by Ian Drury

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 10/13/2012 7:06:21 AM

Prince Harry is operating like a ‘World War Two Spitfire pilot’ after being scrambled to save the lives of British soldiers in Afghanistan. The Royal has had ‘multiple engagements’ with the Taliban as he flies his fearsome Apache attack helicopter on emergency rescue missions on the battlefield. The 28-year-old, who is known as Captain Wales in the Army, provides covering fire to lightly-armed Chinook helicopters as they land to evacuate wounded troops.[Snip] A military source said: ‘Think World War Two Spitfire pilot and the Battle of Britain. 'He can be sat in a deckchair for hours then scrambled immediately.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 10/13/2012 7:20:02 AM     (No. 8929770)

I love Harry!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/13/2012 7:22:56 AM     (No. 8929777)

I like Harry but I don't like this. It really scares me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 10/13/2012 7:50:30 AM     (No. 8929821)

They should wait until Harry returns to the UK before telling everyone, including the enemy, what Harry is doing in Afghanistan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jir, 10/13/2012 8:31:34 AM     (No. 8929886)

What a wonderful young man. What an example he has set. I wish this had not been publicized. God bless and keep him and all of the men and women serving in war zones, safe!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dvc, 10/13/2012 8:54:35 AM     (No. 8929939)

Nice article, and no doubt Harry is doing a really impressive job.

However, the knucklhead writer should know that "ace" has a very specific technical meaning for pilots, and I am pretty certain that Harry has not shot down 5 enemy aircraft in combat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Catherine, 10/13/2012 8:55:05 AM     (No. 8929941)

I love Harry and Will. They turned into fine young men - well other than the no clothes stuff, Harry. I know how silly it sounds but I still think of their mother and how proud she would be. I have 2 boys - maybe that's the connection I feel.

I agree, tho, too much info on this young man in a dangerous place. Wait til he gets back home safe.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 10/13/2012 9:21:40 AM     (No. 8929991)

unlike his old man, he is not hiding under his wife's skirt. If you know what I mean.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TheMom, 10/13/2012 9:37:36 AM     (No. 8930040)

God bless and keep you, Capt Wales!


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/13/2012 10:06:44 AM     (No. 8930117)

Anybody who is ready, willing, and able to shoot Muslims is OK in my book.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 10/13/2012 10:11:07 AM     (No. 8930127)

Ian Drury? From the old 70's punk band? Anyway, why don't you tell everybody his helicopter number and flight schedule?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: angelesgift, 10/13/2012 10:51:18 AM     (No. 8930247)

Born into wealth and unimaginable privilege, Charles and Diana's boys have chosen lives of meaning and purpose - which makes the Mail's daily update of the Kardashians and their pretentious ilk look even more kreepy.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/13/2012 11:40:35 AM     (No. 8930359)

Harry is at Camp Bastion, a large military base where many Afghans are employed as civilian, military and police workers. This is the base attacked by the Taliban around September 11.

Harry's whereabouts would have been known the moment he set foot on Afghan soil. There is no point in hiding the information.

Harry wanted to be with his buddies, simple as that. His superiors, and the Queen, decided that because nobody has yet been lost in an Apache, it was safe for Harry to go. I am under the impression that Harry deliberately chose Apache training and qualification for just that reason. I'm not sure but I think his assignment lasts six months. Could be wrong.

Harry was awarded high honors for his flying skills during training. He may not be an ace in the traditional meaning of the appellation but he's damn good!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NYBruin, 10/13/2012 11:42:58 AM     (No. 8930363)

I am very skeptical. I think this more press office fantasy to burnish the prince's image (after the nude photo "scandal") and build support for an unpopular war in the UK.

No way the military is going to let the queen's grandson get captured, maimed or killed. . .

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Reply 14 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 10/13/2012 1:08:02 PM     (No. 8930515)

As much as a useless playboy Harry is in civilian life, I totally respect his desire to serve in the military.

However, it is insane to have him over in the thick of combat. He is ultimately costing the lives of countless members of the British military there, since the muslims are targeting them in hopes of getting lucky and taking him out (or, even better, capturing him) as their biggest prize in this war.

If he is as good of a pilate as they are saying, send him back home and make him a trainer for new pilots. But get him out of there before he cost the lives of many more of him comrades and gives the Taliban exactly what they want...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 10/13/2012 2:26:49 PM     (No. 8930626)

He seems like a nice guy and all, but I really don't like the comparison to the heroes in the Battle of Britain.

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