Thursday, 11 December 2008

Prince Harry to train as a pilot

Pictured: Prince Harry during his deployment to Afghanistan.
Picture courtesy of CNN.

It has been announced by Clarence House that Prince Harry is to begin training next month to become an Army Air Corps helicopter pilot after Harry successfully passed the unit’s selection process. Harry, 24, will commence on a four week course to asses his flying abilities.

If Harry is successful in his training he would be then be able to go on to the full 16 month training programme, where he would be able to fly one of three different types of helicopters; Gazelle and Lynx which are used for reconnaissance or Apache which is used for attack. Indeed, Harry who is an officer with the Household Cavalry Regiment and served on the front line in Afghanistan earlier in the year, has made no secret of the fact he wants to return to active service, and must surely be looking forward to returning to training.

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