Prince Harry in Afghanistan flying Apache copters
CAMP BASTION , Afghanistan - The Associated Press
Britain's Prince Harry gives the thumbs up upon his arrival at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, on September 7, 2012. AFP PhotoBritain’s Ministry of Defense says Prince Harry has returned to Afghanistan to fly Apache attack helicopters during a four-month tour of combat duty.
The 27-year-old who is third in line to the British throne looked relaxed, if slightly tired Friday, and gave a thumbs-up after a long journey on a standard troop flight from England.
Capt. Harry Wales, as he is known, wore his combat uniform upon arrival and joined his 100-strong unit - the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps.
The deployment Friday follows an embarrassing incident in which Internet website published photographs of the prince naked and taking part in a strip billiards game in a Las Vegas hotel room.