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Prince Harry in Afghanistan

Prince Harry will finish the first phase of his initial training at Camp Bastion today before he takes the controls of Apache attack helicopters.

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Harry's disappointment after first tour was cut short

In 2008 Prince Harry had to end his deployment in Afghanistan early after the news was leaked by an Australian magazine. Here he talks of his disappointment at the development:

Harry's first deployment to Afghanistan was shrouded in secrecy. This time the world has been told about the Prince's tour of duty just after he arrived.

There are many reasons for the change of approach and the Ministry of Defence has agonised over the media plan for Prince Harry for months.

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