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    Harry still keen on Afghanistan return


    by ODN


    Prince Harry has spoken again about his wish to return to Afghanistan and serve on the front line.

    The royal said he would love to be deployed back to the country where he first saw action for 10 weeks during 2007-08. But he acknowledged there may be obstacles preventing him from fighting with British forces.

    Harry, who will soon begin training to become an Apache helicopter pilot, spoke about his desire to "serve my country" during a television interview in America.

    Lieutenant Wales served in Helmand Province as a forward air controller directing air strikes and has made no secret of his wish to return to the Middle East country.

    The prince changed the direction of his military career and became an Army pilot to increase his chances of being re-deployed to the country. Harry will begin the Apache helicopter training course next month at the Army Air Corps flying school at Middle Wallop in Hampshire where he will be based for eight months.

    UK forces in Afghanistan's Helmand Province have employed the Apache to hunt and kill Taliban fighters, gather intelligence and provide cover for larger Chinook helicopters transporting troops and vital supplies.