Give’em Hell, Harry! Prince Harry, serving in his second tour of Afghanistan, tells the media he killed Taliban insurgents on his latest tour…and was happy to do it! (Reporter’s remark at :10 in video)
RadioAustralia According to the Press Association’s pool report, the 28-year-old British royal said he took enemy fighters “out of the game” during his 20-week posting. “Yea, so lots of people have,” he said when asked if he had killed anyone from working as a gunner inn Apache attack helicopters. “The squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount.”
Britain’s Prince Harry says he killed Taliban fighters during his stint as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan. The prince, third in line to the throne, spoke about his role as an Apache co-pilot gunner after completing his five-month tour of duty.
He flew scores of missions in an Apache attack chopper over the restive southern Helmand Province during the 20-week posting.
The 28-year-old said Islamist insurgents were put “out of the game” and described life in Britain’s sprawling Camp Bastion base, where he slept in a tent and a shipping container. Asked by Britain’s Press Association if he had killed from the cockpit, Prince Harry said: “Yeah, so lots of people have.
Harry, known as Captain Wales in the British Army, handled deadly rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon. He supported allied troops and accompanied British chinook and U.S. Black Hawk helicopters during casualty evacuation (CASEVAC) missions over Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, according to the Press Association.
“Take a life to save a life,” the prince said. “That’s what we revolve around, I suppose.” “If there’s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we’ll take them out of the game, I suppose,” he added. “As soon as we’re outside the fence, we’re in the thick of it. “We fire when we have to… but essentially we’re more of a deterrent than anything else.”
The prince supported allied troops fighting the Taliban at close quarters and accompanied British and US helicopters on missions to evacuate casualties. As co-pilot in the Apache, the prince was in charge of the weapons systems in the two-man cockpit, firing Hellfire air-to-surface missiles, rockets and a 30-millimetre gun.
For 28-year-old Prince Harry, flying Apache helicopters over war-ravaged Afghanistan has been a dream come true. The ‘Go Ugly Early’ call sign is much coveted in the armed forces, and the Prince and his co-pilots proudly wore its badges on their kit.