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Prince Harry comes to the rescue of pretty blonde at RAF base

November 13, 2014
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Prince Harry proved the perfect gentleman as he saved a young lady's hat from blowing away. The dashing royal was visiting RAF Honington in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk when he came to the rescue of the pretty blonde. As a gust of wind lifted the woman's hat off her head, the ever vigilant Harry reacted quickly and handed back her accessory with a smile. The Prince, who was carrying out the engagement in his role as Honorary Air Commandant, was visiting the Royal Air Force station on Thursday.

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Prince Harry gallantly saved the pretty blonde's hat from blowing away

Harry was there to present No. 26 Squadron with a new standard – a historic and ceremonial flag – in an act that happens once every 25 years. Giving a speech in front of spectators and regiments, Harry praised the special unit for the role it played in countering terrorism attacks in the UK. "This role is vital to UK defence and civil response capabilities; it is also highly valued by Nato," Harry told the servicemen and women and their families. "Alongside 27 Squadron, it is constantly committed at extremely high readiness to support the combined emergency service and military response to a CBRN terrorist incident in the UK."

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Prince Harry was visiting RAF Honington to present a new standard

Harry went on to speak of the regiment's "vital nature" and the value that each individual person has, which has contributed to the unit's success. "It is clear that every member of the squadron possesses the determination and professionalism to succeed, even in the most arduous of circumstances," he said.

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Prince Harry's visit came just days after he flew to Afghanistan for Remembrance Day

During the ceremony, the Prince, who was appointed the base's Honorary Air Commandant in 2008 by his grandmother The Queen, also inspected a guard of honour and watched a parade. Harry's engagement came just days after he made a surprise visit to Afghanistan for Remembrance Day. The 30-year-old royal led a special service at an airfield in Kandahar – Afghanistan's second largest city – in the presence of the remaining British soldiers who are serving there.

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