Prince Harry and his comrades are always poised to sprint to the attack helicopter and can be given the command to scramble for a mission at any time.
During one interview the young royal was given the call for duty and had to rapidly remove his microphone and dash across the flight line to the waiting helicopter.
He may be the heir in line to the throne, but Prince Harry was not exempt from making the tea in Afghanistan.
Prince Harry has just finished a four-month tour of Afghanistan, serving as an Apache helicopter pilot and gunner.
Prince Harry is heading home, but a hero's welcome from the media may be tempered by his scathing criticism of those who write about him.