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From Prince to soldier: Harry on the frontline

Prince Harry wearing a helmet in Germany, in 1993 and last year in Afghanistan Photo: John Stillwell / PA Wire

Prince Harry has just finished a 20-week tour of Afghanistan and will return to the UK later this week.

As a gunner in Apache attack helicopters, he flew on scores of missions and admitted killing Taliban insurgents during his tour.

Captain Wales, as he is known as in the army, was hailed by colleagues and superiors for fitting into his unit well and for being "on top of his game" during the busy and dangerous tour.

Prince Harry makes his early morning pre-flight checks at Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire

Harry was given no special treatment during his tour, according to his superiors, and was required to work, rest, eat and sleep in exactly the same conditions as the other pilots in his squadron.

Prince Harry, sitting in his cockpit as he prepares for a mission in Camp Bastion, southern Afghanistan. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire
Prince Harry relaxes playing a computer football game with his fellow Apache Helicopter crews. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire
Prince Harry outside his Apache helicopter. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire
Prince Harry does a flight check on his Apache helicopter. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Wire

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