Prince Harry will arrive back in the UK later on Wednesday after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.
He is expected to land at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on a regular personnel flight before going with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters at Wattisham near Ipswich.
Harry is likely to have sunk his first beer in 20 weeks on the Mediterranean island, as troops are given four cans of lager to help unwind after an arduous tour in Helmand Province.
Suffolk's preparing to welcome home its best known military man, as Prince Harry makes his way back from Afghanistan to his base at Wattisham.
The prince has given a frank interview on his role in the conflict, freely admitting he's used his Apache helicopter to kill Taliban forces, and saying sometimes you have to 'take a life to save a life'.
Some have criticised his comments, but in Suffolk they're proud of the young Royal.
A bar and an officers' mess at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk have re-opened after a scare over deadly black widow spiders.
Two spiders were captured in the bar yesterday and the area was sealed off and fumigated.
A colony of black widows was reportedly found on the base last month in a crate flown in from California.
The two arachnids found yesterday were later found not to be black widows, whose bite can be fatal.
They were reportedly confined to one hanger while a pest control agency was drafted in. Prince Harry is normally based at Wattisham but is currently serving in Afghanistan.
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Apache helicopter pilots based at Wattisham in Suffolk are among 120 servicemen and women invited to the House of Commons on Tuesday 24th April to mark their work in Libya.
They'll take part in a parade, which will be followed by an RAF flypast over the River Thames.
Wives and girlfriends of soldiers from Wattisham in Suffolk serving in Afghanistan have formed their own 35-strong choir.
A group of Army wives who've formed their own choir have been given £1000 by the Royal British Legion.
Thirty five women from the army's Apache helicopter base at Wattisham in Suffolk formed the choir in January.
Many have husbands or partners serving in Afghanistan.
A Suffolk based Army officer is to receive a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his leadership and bravery.
Major Mike Neville, who is 38, was the Officer Commanding 656 Squadron, of 4 Regiment Army Air Corps. He commanded Apache attack helicopter missions over Libya.
Despite the risks Major Neville encouraged his aircrews to attack a well-equipped enemy armed with 20,000 surface-to-air missiles.
The Ministry of Defence says the threat to him and his Wattisham based crew was unprecedented. Senior officers say his actions set the standard throughout the tour.