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Prince Harry is 'a good pair of extra hands'

Prince Harry shared a tent with Captain Ibrar Ali, 36, who lost his right arm in a roadside bomb blast in 2007, and Major Kate Philp, who chose to have her left leg amputated after her Warrior armoured vehicle struck an IED (improvised explosive device) in Musa Qala in Helmand Province in 2008.

Maj Philp, from Worcestershire, said Harry was a "good extra pair of hands" during the training exercise.The 35-year-old Royal Artillery officer said having the prince with the team was "great".

He knows what he's doing. He's got his military training, and it's very, very easy, so he's a good extra pair of hands.

It's great having Harry along, and hopefully he appreciates it too.

It's a chance not just for him to experience all the practical stuff that we've just done as well, but for us to get together as a team and start to get to know each other better.

It seemed very easy from the beginning, but it's certainly even more comfortable the more time we spend together.


A sub-zero challenge for Prince Harry in Warwickshire

Prince Harry is at MIRA in Warwickshire today taking part in a training exercise with a team of wounded service personnel who will race similar teams from other countries to the South Pole in November.

The team are there to practice skiing and setting up camp in a chamber that simulates the extreme conditions of the South Pole.

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Harry spends 24 hours in cold chamber

Wrapped up warm, Prince Harry inside the cold chamber.

Prince Harry has been practising how to build and dismantle the tents he will use during his trip to the South Pole with Walking With The Wounded.

The team will race 335km to the South Pole in November.

The prince will practice making and breaking camp in the extreme conditions ahead of his South Pole expedition.

Prince Harry bows to the crowd in surprise air show visit

Prince Harry took part in an Apache helicopter display yesterday at RAF Cosford's annual air show in front of thousands of spectators – all who unaware he was set to perform.

In true air show tradition, Prince Harry bows to the crowd before heading back to the 662 Squadron Army Air Corps base, located at Wattisham in Suffolk.


Video released of Prince Harry's surprise display at Midlands airshow

Prince Harry serves with the RAF's 662 Squadron of the Army Air Corps. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Prince Harry – or Captain Wales as he's known in the RAF – surprised visitors at the annual Cosford Air Show yesterday by taking to the skies in an Apache helicopter.

RAF Cosford air show visitors tweet Prince Harry surprise

Prince Harry flies Apache helicopter at RAF Cosford air show

Captain Wales Prince Harry was selected to be part of the Apache display team this summer Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Unbeknown to the thousands at RAF Cosford today, Prince Harry was flying overhead as part of the Apache Helicopter Display Team.

The 28-year-old, a co-pilot gunner, serves with the RAF's 662 Squadron of the Army Air Corps (AAC) from which the display crew-members have been selected this year.

Lieutenant Colonel Tim de la Rue, commanding officer of 3 Regiment AAC - part of helicopter attack force in 16 Air Assault Brigade - with responsiblity for the display team, said Harry had been "delighted" to have been selected as part of the display team for the summer.

Motorists tweet traffic woes after long delays into air show

Severe traffic jams caused many motorists long delays as a huge number of visitors to RAF Cosford queued up to enter the air show. Many took to Twitter to share their frustrations.

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