Prince Harry 'thrilled' to be back in Britain
LONDON AFP) - Prince Harry said he was "thrilled to be back" in Britain as he returned home on Wednesday after serving a 20-week tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The 28-year-old Apache attack helicopter co-pilot arrived back on home turf after spending two days' mandatory post-deployment "decompression" time at a British base in Cyprus.
Prince Harry, third in line to the throne, said during his tour that he had killed Taleban fighters, who were taken "out of the game" by his unit if they targeted British soldiers.
Saying he was "quite useful" with his thumbs, he light-heartedly compared pressing the trigger to playing video games, provoking an angry reaction from the Taleban.