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He's a brave chap that's for sure as he must know he's probably a prime target, but then again all of our lads over there are brave chaps and know they are prime targets too.

 

I doubt Harry gets treated any differently, or acts any differently, than the rest of his colleagues when they are all in action together.

 

Here's hoping they all come home safely and that no more lives are marred by injury or worse still by the needless loss of life itself :(

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I doubt the third in line to the throne will be placed in harms way somehow. But he will certainly pick up a meddle and draw the girls when he gets back! :wink:

I don't think he will have problems accumulating medals and he doesn't seem to have problems collecting young ladies either. :wink:

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I've never seen the need for anyone to be told where a serving soldier is being deployed, just because he is royal. If the army don't release that information and the rest of the unit are told not to give out that information, why would anyone know? There seems to be a general dissemination of information these days which would have remained private in the past, and probably should remain private today.

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Seems HRH has now been assigned two armed minders, precisely for fear of a green on blue attacks. So I guess he's more of a liability than an asset in a war zone, and should be sent back to the Palace to play war games on his x-box! :wink:

 

Due the expense of their training, their possession of top secret information, and the difficulty in quickly replacing them, all combat pilots in Afghanistan are designated as potentially high value targets. Along with many senior officers, intelligence officers and technical specialists, they are confined to camp when not actually on operations - and within camp they are housed with their aircraft in a separate secure area guarded solely by Coalition troops and have no direct contact with Afghan personnel.

 

Whenever they do have to leave the secure area to attend briefings etc. they always have an armed escort.

 

I don't think HRH is getting any additional protection over and above that given to other combat pilots - and he will MOST CERTAINLY be in thick of the fighting when his unit takes over its operational role.

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The Apache glides like a brick and has no ejector seat, if his aircraft goes down with a mechanical failure then he'll be dead. That's just as likely to happen in training as in combat.

 

He's a member of the armed forces, he knows the risks and accepts them.

 

If the Taliban expends all it's efforts in trying to kill him that'll be a positive thing because the only result will be lots and lots of dead Taliban!

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Afghanistan is a notoriously difficult place to fight a war because of it's mountainous terrain. One reason the fighting is contiuing so long there, because invading forces have difficulty in locating the terrorists.

If the only result would be lots and lots of dead taliban, there would already have been lots and lots of dead taliban.

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