Prince Harry arrives in the UK after Afghanistan tour

Prince Harry landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Prince Harry has arrived back in the UK after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.

He landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and will now travel with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters.

Read more: Julie Etchingham's blog on why Harry is desperate to prove himself and is longing for Army life.

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Harry: 'I'm thrilled to be back'

Prince Harry said his 20-week deployment in Afghanistan had been "one hell of an experience" and he was "thrilled to be back". He has arrived back in the UK this afternoon at RAF Brize Norton.