Prince Harry heading home to UK

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Prince Harry has finished his tour in Afghanistan as an Apache co-pilot gunner Prince Harry has finished his tour in Afghanistan as an Apache co-pilot gunner

Prince Harry will arrive back in the UK today after his tour of duty in Afghanistan.

The 28-year-old Apache co-pilot gunner left the war-torn country on Monday evening and has been on post-deployment "decompression" at a British military base, thought to be in Cyprus.

He is expected to land at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on a regular personnel flight before going with his unit, 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, to their Suffolk headquarters.

Harry is likely to have sunk his first beer in 20 weeks on the Mediterranean island, as troops are given four cans of lager to help unwind after an arduous tour in Helmand province.

The prince revealed to the press he took Taliban fighters "out of the game" from the cockpit of Apache attack helicopters, and admitted he "let himself down" by romping naked in Las Vegas just weeks before his deployment.

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