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Prince Harry Set to Expose Chopper Once Again. (Deployed as Apache Pilot in Afghanistan)
BBC ^ | 7th September 2012 | BBC

Posted on 09/07/2012 9:14:48 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan

Prince Harry has been deployed to Afghanistan for four months, the Ministry of Defence says.

The prince, an Apache helicopter pilot, arrived on Thursday night at the main British base, Camp Bastion in Helmand.

The 27-year-old, who is third in line to the throne, will take part in combat missions against the Taliban.

It is his second Afghanistan deployment - he spent 10 weeks in Helmand province in 2007-08 but was pulled out after media reported his secret deployment.

Captain Wales, as he is known in the military, arrived as part of the 100-strong 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment, Army Air Corps.

Royal Navy Captain Jock Gordon, Commander of the Joint Aviation Group, said: "Captain Wales, with his previous experience as a Forward Air Controller on operations, will be a useful asset.

"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."

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; britain; notbreakingnews; princeharry; royal; royalnavy; royals
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1 posted on 09/07/2012 9:14:55 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Go Harry!


2 posted on 09/07/2012 9:15:56 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan; dfwgator

Wonder if they are hoping he dies a hero, since he is both uncontrollable and probably not Charles’ son. Pass me my tin foil hat, please. ;-)


3 posted on 09/07/2012 9:18:03 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

heh, heh


4 posted on 09/07/2012 9:18:40 AM PDT by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than professors, politicians and preachers.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
The BBC just painted a target on his back and told the enemy where to look.
5 posted on 09/07/2012 9:19:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
If they advertise his whereabouts accurately enough he will get killed, allowing the Royal Family to save face. Harry will die a hero instead of living long enough to become the villain.

My bet is that's the plan.

6 posted on 09/07/2012 9:20:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Prince ‘Arry I salute you and come home safe!!! Just have your security grab these Las Vegas tarts and harlots cellphones if they want to be in the same room as you.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 9:21:14 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Harry’s exposing stuff again?................


8 posted on 09/07/2012 9:21:57 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

breaking news?

Who cares what the perv prince is up to?


9 posted on 09/07/2012 9:22:16 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Carry_Okie
The BBC just painted a target on his back and told the enemy where to look.
No kidding - they left out the GPS coordinates for his bunk, though.
10 posted on 09/07/2012 9:22:29 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a Model 1911.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; dainbramaged

Exactly!


11 posted on 09/07/2012 9:25:13 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Did they really have to say “expose?”


12 posted on 09/07/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I like Harry.


13 posted on 09/07/2012 9:26:25 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Me too, so he sowed a few wild oats between deployments.


14 posted on 09/07/2012 9:28:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

And the Royals don’t seem to be worried about collateral damage, either.


15 posted on 09/07/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Godspeed, Harry. Be safe and carry on. Great Britian is a good ally.


16 posted on 09/07/2012 9:31:22 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
(Prince) Harry returns to war duty in Afghanistan (flying Apaches)
17 posted on 09/07/2012 9:33:39 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Red Badger

Hairy choppers


18 posted on 09/07/2012 9:35:05 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: dfwgator
In April, the prince suggested it would be pointless to train as a helicopter pilot if he never served. "I'd just be taking up a spare place for somebody else if they didn't have me going out on the job, " he said at the time.

Seems like he has things in perspective. He is going to serve, not as some PR opportunity. Good for him. The only people who care about his naked pictures are the press looking to gin up some sales.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 9:36:42 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Harry is a REAL person ..... doing real things ... prayers up that he returns safely home, along with the rest of the guys in his unit.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 9:39:40 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: dfwgator

His antics are certainly not out of character for soldiers on leave no matter how much they may outrage the feminized world.

No doubt he could have worked some deal to avoid combat but he looks like a guy who likes a good scrap and is not looking for an easy out.


21 posted on 09/07/2012 9:49:42 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: NEWwoman

Re: Godspeed, Harry. Be safe and carry on. Great Britian is a good ally.

STAY SAFE!! OIF vet


22 posted on 09/07/2012 9:55:04 AM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Can’t help but like the kid. He’s being useful earning his own living unlike the rest of those leeches.


23 posted on 09/07/2012 9:57:48 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Good kings often sow wild oats and then grow up to be good rulers. Like Henry V. What's the choice if Harry is shoved from the succession?

Would we rather have this guy running the show?


24 posted on 09/07/2012 9:58:32 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

This guy loves to drink, party, and chase tail.


25 posted on 09/07/2012 10:00:56 AM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai

Gives me some hope for England, after all.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 10:02:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: miliantnutcase

His brother Prince William is a working Search and Rescue helicopter pilot, his father, for all his faults, was a serving naval officer, as was his Uncle, Prince Andrew (a Falklands War veteran). His grandfather the Duke of Edinburgh served on a battleship in the Mediterranean Fleet during World War II etc. And the Queen certainly earns her keep doing her constitutional duty going over legislation before signing it (she is Britain’s foremost constitutional expert and works as such with all of her Prime Ministers) as well as going to public events and flying the flag for Britain at home and abroad, long past the age that most people will have retired at I might add. I would also like to point out that the Crown Estates (property owned directly by the monarchy) contribute more money to the UK treasury than the UK treasury pays out to her in Civil List payments, which means that actually, the Monarchy more than pays for itself...


27 posted on 09/07/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

The media has made Harry the black sheep, just like they did Princess Margaret. They always have to have a royal to pick on. From what I understand, he has an excellent relationship with the men and women he serves with, and that’s all that matters. God Bless you Harry, and the rest of the Brits in uniform!! Give ‘em hell over there, and stay safe!!


28 posted on 09/07/2012 10:15:58 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: dfwgator

Arry Prince is OK by me!


29 posted on 09/07/2012 10:16:59 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Given how quickly this young man has been deployed so soon after the Las Vegas incident, it appears Buckingham is trying to quell the chatter about Harry’s so called “loose” behavior. Get him out of town and let the issue die down. But, where in the world could he go without generating more chatter? No where, except Afghanistan, where his day to day activities could be covered with a blanket of military secrecy.

Oddly, wasn’t Harry removed from Afghanistan the first time because of concerns for his safety after his whereabouts were disclosed by the press?

My question is, will Harry really be allowed to take part in real combat missions or is he being deep-sixed and hidden in plain sight. Is putting his life at risk the penalty for generally normal behavior just because it embarrasses the palace elite?

Regardless, I have a strong suspicion this young man will distinguish himself while he is there.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

My understanding is that Harry is in much less danger of being captured or killed by the Taliban (especially captured) as a helicopter pilot than he was when he was on the ground as a Forward Aircraft Controller.


31 posted on 09/07/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Harry, got get’em, man, and don’t forget your trou!


32 posted on 09/07/2012 10:29:15 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Harry, got get’em, man, and don’t forget your trou!


33 posted on 09/07/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Cicero

“and then grow up to be good rulers”

What the hell? Ruler?? Anyone who respects a monarch, deserves whatever they get.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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PRINCESS BEATRICE: (sitting alone in her room): Cousin Harry is off to Afghanistan. Bill is on one of his globetrotting tours, and you never know when there's a crazy in the crowd. I pray for their safety. But I have this crown I got at a costume store. Let me practice, just in case...
35 posted on 09/07/2012 10:49:26 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: dfwgator

Prince Harry is charismatic. Something not seen in the Royal Family since the late Princess Diana.


36 posted on 09/07/2012 11:23:24 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: mass55th; LucyT
The media has made Harry the black sheep, just like they did Princess Margaret. They always have to have a royal to pick on. From what I understand, he has an excellent relationship with the men and women he serves with, and that’s all that matters. God Bless you Harry, and the rest of the Brits in uniform!! Give ‘em hell over there, and stay safe!!

Harry is destined to become one of the most significant World Leaders in History.

37 posted on 09/07/2012 11:32:50 AM PDT by David
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To: AmericanSamurai
This guy loves to drink, party, and chase tail.

As do a hundred other 20-something European princes who spend their days gambling away the taxpayers' largesse in Monoco casinos drinking single-malt Scotch and banging Russian hookers.

Harry, in addition to his love of drink, parties and tail also loves to fly Apache warbirds over Afghanistan. I tip my hat to him. He could've chose a comfortable life of nothing more than leisure and debauchery. He chose something else.

38 posted on 09/07/2012 11:35:45 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: GeronL
Who cares what the perv prince is up to?

A lot of soldiers on the ground. That's who.

39 posted on 09/07/2012 11:40:35 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: arrogantsob

Me too. Makes his dad and older brother look like a couple of nebbishes.


40 posted on 09/07/2012 11:43:35 AM PDT by wbill
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To: AmericanSamurai

A twenty-something serviceman who loves to drink, party and chase tail? Yeah, that’s never happened before.


41 posted on 09/07/2012 12:05:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Drew68

Sorry, I had to clarify, I am not judging the guy for doing that stuff. I respect the guy’s military service.


42 posted on 09/07/2012 12:33:26 PM PDT by AmericanSamurai
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To: AmericanSamurai
Sorry, I had to clarify, I am not judging the guy for doing that stuff. I respect the guy’s military service.

It's all good. I'm sure Harry agrees. There's nothing wrong with drinking, partying and chasing tail after a rough day of bringing the hurt down on Taliban MoFo's.

43 posted on 09/07/2012 12:43:24 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Our man in washington

LOL, if the changes in the rules of succession go ahead as planned (from male-preference primogeniture to pure primogeniture) It would be Peter Philips, via his mother Princess Anne, who would eventually inherit the throne, rather than Beatrice...


44 posted on 09/07/2012 1:28:38 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

That’s all great info I’ve seen on wikipedia, but I’m not much of an Anglophile. btw - sins of a solar empire is a pretty solid game I have to say.


45 posted on 09/07/2012 1:37:11 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

True, but I haven’t played it for a while now. The lack of a single-player campaign was disappointing...


46 posted on 09/07/2012 2:12:57 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: dainbramaged
No kidding - they left out the GPS coordinates for his bunk, though.

I'm sure the local spies will find it soon enough now that they know where to look.
47 posted on 09/07/2012 2:23:28 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: miele man
My question is, will Harry really be allowed to take part in real combat missions or is he being deep-sixed and hidden in plain sight. Is putting his life at risk the penalty for generally normal behavior just because it embarrasses the palace elite?

There was a photo, and the Sun (don't look at this link if you are at work) ran it again (page down a bit), where he was unshaven and wearing a ballcap with a US flag on it. Made me wonder if that was one of his disguises, heh.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4525770/Prince-Harry-returns-to-fight-in-Afghanistan.html
48 posted on 09/07/2012 2:29:00 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Thanks for the LOL. I checked, and the proposed rules would only affect Charles’ descendants. So Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie get to stay at #5 and #6 in line to the throne.

I suppose they were such good sports about wearing the goofy hats at the last royal wedding that no one could bear to see them dropped in the line of succession.


49 posted on 09/07/2012 2:47:22 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: Pining_4_TX
I imagine he offered that as a way of 'making up' for Vegas in the eyes of the royal family. Plus the guy's a patriot.


50 posted on 09/07/2012 2:59:20 PM PDT by Textide
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