Prince Harry amazed his Helicopter training instructors by coming in the top 10% of his class after early training setbacks almost forced him to quit.
Prince Harry, third-in-line-to throne, will receive his helicopter wings at a special ceremony at the Army Air Corps HQ, Middle Wallop, Hants in May as a fully qualified helicopter pilot. And its also been reported that He may will return to Afghanistan later this year.
Next month Prince Harry will be told whether his future training will be in either Lynx choppers or Apache flying gunships. Which would mean he could qualify to serve in Afghanistan, or a Lynx squadron, that could speed up his march to the front line.
The source said: “Both helicopters are very much operational and flying missions in Afghanistan. So if it isn’t all over before he graduates, he will be going back there, just as he promised.”
One aide told DailyStar reporter, He said: “There are few people around more amazed than Harry himself. But he’s worked his backside off and everyone is delighted with the results. He really has earned it.”
And one family friend said: “The most satisfying thing for Harry is he’s achieved this on the same level playing field as all the other candidates. When he’s in the air no one cares who his father is, just whether he can fly the thing properly.”
Harry came back from Afghanistan in 2008 over security concerns after media leaked his presence in warzone.