Prince Harry due back in Suffolk soon

Prince Harry is heading back for Suffolk after his tour of duty in Afghanistan. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.