Prince Harry involved in Taliban kill

Britain's Prince Harry is shown the Apache helicopter flight line by an unidentified member of his...

Britain's Prince Harry is shown the Apache helicopter flight line by an unidentified member of his squadron at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan September 7, 2012. REUTER/John Stillwell/POOL

QMI Agency

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Prince Harry has reportedly been involved in his first Taliban kill.

U.K. media reports the 27-year-old Apache helicopter co-pilot was on patrol in late October tracking a Taliban leader when his gunship fired a 45-kilogram Hellfire missile, striking its target.

No other details of the attack were available.

Capt. Harry Wales, who is said to be called "Big H" by his fellow soldiers, is stationed in Helmand, Afghanistan, and is on his second tour of duty.

The U.K. Sun reports that Harry is a front-seat co-pilot and mans the helicopter's main weapons.

He was honoured for being the best co-pilot gunner after his 18 months of intense training in 2011 on the Apache, which is used to track and kill Taliban fighters and gather intelligence. It is equipped with night-vision systems and uses Rolls Royce engines.

Harry is also a trained tank commander.

The prince's first tour of duty was in 2008 when he was quietly deployed with the Household Calvary for a 77-day stint.

He was pulled out after it was reported that he was serving in Afghanistan and the Taliban vowed to kidnap or kill him.

He returned to Afghanistan this year.

His role in the deadly offensive is sure to help him shake a reputation and a "party prince," a title the youngest son of Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales earned after being photographed on a boozy naked romp in Las Vegas earlier this year.


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