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Prince Harry to train as an Apache pilot

Published 7 May 2010

Prince Harry has been selected to train on the Apache Attack Helicopter following the successful completion of his Army Pilots Course. The decision has been taken by Army Air Corps commanders who judged that Prince Harry’s skills and flying abilities best suited the Apache helicopter.

Prince Harry is delighted to be selected for Apache because of its formidable operational role.

Prince Harry will be presented with his Provisional Wings today by his father, The Prince of Wales, as he graduates from his Army Pilots Course.

Prince Harry said:

“It is a huge honour to have the chance to train on the Apache, which is an awesome helicopter. There is still a huge mountain for me to climb if I am to pass the Apache training course. To be honest, I think it will be one of the biggest challenges in my life so far. I am very determined, though, as I do not want to let down people who have shown faith in my ability to fly this aircraft on operations. It is a seriously daunting prospect but I can’t wait.”