Being "stuck in Bastion" was a common complaint for Prince Harry during his second deployment to Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old royal, who spent 20-weeks flying Apache helicopters in support of troops in Helmand Province, made no secret of his love-hate relationship with the tour.
While he enjoyed flying high over the desert in state-of-the-art fighting aircraft, he was itching to be back on the ground like he was five years ago.
He served just 10 weeks in 2007-08 coordinating air attacks on the Taliban with his regiment - the Household Cavalry - before foreign websites broke a news blackout on his deployment.
"It is a weird reality, being stuck in Bastion," he said.
"For me, I hate it, being stuck here.
"I'd much rather be out with the lads in a PB (patrol base). The last job was, for me personally, better."