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Prince Charles 'very proud' as Harry qualifies as Apache helicopter pilot

09 FEBRUARY 2012

Prince Charles has spoken of his pride as his youngest son officially qualified as an Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot.

Following the intensive training course, Prince Harry was also awarded the prize for best Co-Pilot Gunner at a celebratory dinner.

The third-in-line to the throne has spent 18 months training around the world to qualify for the title.

 

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Captain Wales - as he is known by his fellow soldiers - was praised by Apache Force Commander Neal Moss.

"They are assessed continually to ensure that they are up to the challenge of operating one of the most sophisticated attack helicopters in the world," he said. 

"This requires composure, dedication and hard work."

Meanwhile, Clarence House tweeted: "The Prince of Wales is 'very proud' of his son's achievement #supportingourtroops"

Prince Harry will be heading to Jamaica, the Bahamas and Belize next month as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebratory tour.

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