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Britain's Prince Harry ditches helicopters for desk job

Published on Jan 17, 2014 8:00 PM
 
Britain's Prince Harry is to quit flying army Apache helicopters and take up a desk job organising commemorative military events, Kensington Palace said on Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Prince Harry is to quit flying army Apache helicopters and take up a desk job organising commemorative military events, Kensington Palace said on Friday.

Captain Wales, as he is known in the military, served in Afghanistan as an Apache co-pilot gunner during his three years with the Army Air Corps.

Kensington Palace said in a statement that 29-year-old Harry "has completed his attachment to 3 Regiment Army Air Corps and will now take up a Staff Officer role".

"His responsibilities will include helping to co-ordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the Army in London," the statement said.

 
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