As Prince Harry embarks on the final stage of his training as an Apache helicopter pilot in the U.S. this weekend, he already has the full consent for his deployment to Afghanistan from the Queen and from Prince Charles. So, unless the Prime Minister, David Cameron, objects, the prince will be deployed with his squadron late next year, sources report.
Prince Harry– or Captain Harry Wales– will arrive in the U.S. this weekend to begin Exercise Crimson Eagle, the final stage in his Conversion to Role Course, reports the Telegraph.
In the course Harry will learn to adapt to the unique demands of flying Apaches, having already qualified as a helicopter pilot. He will be preparing for combat operations in Afghanistan in Arizona and California, by taking part in environmental training, live firing and tactical exercises at the military base.
The Army’s Apache force will be based at Naval Air Facility El Centro, reports the Telegraph: