Harry goes to Afghanistan

Britain's Prince Harry has been deployed to Afghanistan.

The 27-year-old royal – who is a qualified Apache helicopter pilot – arrived in the troubled nation yesterday (06.09.12) ahead of a four-month stint, to be based at Camp Bastian in Helmand province.

Prince Harry is ready for duty. Credit: REUTERS

Royal Navy Captain Jock Gordon, commander of the Joint Aviation Group asked that he be "left" alone to get on with his important work.

He said: "He will be in a difficult and demanding job. And I ask that he be left to get on with his duties and allowed to focus on delivering support to the coalition troops on the ground."

Harry went alongside the 100-strong 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps.

It is not the first time he has been in the region; he spent 10 weeks fighting in 2007-08 but was brought back to the UK when the media reported his whereabouts.

The prince has been busy in recent weeks – he was one of a number of royals who were present at various events of the London 2012 Olympic Games and was pictured naked while on holiday in Las Vegas.