Report By: Nina Rai
Washington, Aug 30, 2011:
Already an adept combat chopper pilot, Prince Harry will soon go through rigorous training at two American army bases for an Apache Assault helicopter course.
According to spokeswoman Michelle Dee at the Naval Air base in El Centro, California, Prince Harry will begin training at the facility in October. He will later continue his training at the Gila Bend - Air Force Auxiliary Air Field in Arizona.
The third in succession to the British throne, Prince Harry is already a captain with the Blues and Royals squadron linked to Army Air Corps. In April this year he was conferred the Apache Flying Badge.
However, he still requires going through more exacting training before he would be in a position to tackle real combating action with Taliban in Afghanistan, inform authorities. The training schedule in California comprises of live firing of Apache's deadly weapons, strategic exercises and survival in battle.
Prince Harry had in 2008 served for ten weeks in Helmand region of Afghanistan as a forward air controller. However, he was recalled after a leak to media disclosed his location which would have made him an easy target for the dangerous Taliban.
While the Prince desires returning to combat action inside Afghanistan, however, he knows he would not be allowed to fight Taliban on land again. Hopefully by becoming a formidable Apache pilot he would be able to fulfill his dream of combating Taliban from air.
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