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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'Hero' marine backs Harry's return to Afghanistan

A Royal Marine hailed a "real hero" by Prince Harry after he lost two limbs in an Afghanistan blast sympathised with the royal's urge to return to frontline duties.

Marine Ben McBean told ITV News correspondent Paul Davies of the Prince's desire to go to "war" and serve his country was the natural instinct of any soldier.

After losing an arm and a leg during a mine explosion while out on patrol, Mr McBean was flown back to the UK for further treatment in February 2008.

Also travelling in the military plane was Harry, returning after his first tour of duty in Afghanistan, and he praised the injured serviceman as "the real hero".

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