Prince Harry Qualifies to Use Enormous Chopper

By Gary Cutlack on at

The roguish Ginger Prince has upped his level of qualifications, managing to secure a full license to fly the UK Army's Apache helicopters in combat.

After 18 months of training, Captain Wales was awarded the prize of "best co-pilot gunner" at a posh evening ceremony earlier in the week, and will now be flying Apaches with 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.

The UK's Apaches currently fly in Afghanistan and were out in Libya last year, so there's every chance Harry might disappear from the Chelsea social scene to pick up a bit of a suntan overseas on a four-month tour of duty, if the generals and PM approve. [Telegraph]

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