Prince Harry or Captain Wales, whichever you prefer to call him, is reporting for duty at Camp Bastion as an Apache pilot. I believe that his previous tour in Afghanistan saw him in essentially a JTAC role with the british cavalry. The photo and info below was provided courtesy of the MoD.
Is this the result of his vacation in Vegas (the notes I read state that this was long planned)? And why in the hell would the MoD announce the unit, camp, location, etc of his current station?
The last time this happened, Harry's tour was cut a little short (apparently really pissing off the Lieutenant at the time)...
GET SOME, CAPTAIN WALES!
Harry, known as Captain Wales in the military, arrived today at Camp
Bastion, Helmand Province, to start an operational tour as an Apache
pilot. He will be working as part of the Joint Aviation Group (JAG)
which provides helicopter support to the International Security and
Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan forces operating throughout Regional
Command South West. Based out of Bastion, the largest coalition military
base in the country, his squadron will provide surveillance, deterrence
and, when required, close combat attack capabilities as well as escort
duties for other aircraft. Captain Wales qualified as a Co-Pilot Gunner
(CPG) in February this year and was posted to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps,
part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, to gain further flying experience and
to operate the aircraft on a number of exercises. He has been trained to
fly in the front seat as the mission commander, a role that equips the
operative to fly the aircraft from the back seat but the majority of the
time involves operating the Apache’s sights, sensors and weapons
systems. For more information about the Army Air Corps see http://www.army.mod.uk/aviation/air.aspx