Prince Harry's squadron commander Major Ali Mack likened his unit to a "family", and said the royal settled in quickly when he arrived in September last year.
"He is, as far as I'm concerned, given no special treatment," the 37-year-old from Glasgow said.
"I treat him very much as I do the rest of my officers within the squadron.
"He responds very well to that and I think he enjoys being part of the squadron fabric."
Maj Mack, the Officer Commanding 662 Sqn, 3 Reg AAC, added: "I think he enjoys the relative anonymity of being in theatre where he is allowed to get on with his daily business relatively unmolested and as a squadron we are very much one big family."