Prince Harry Arrives Home In England, Says He’s ‘Thrilled To Be Back’ [PHOTOS]

January 23rd, 2013 // Leave a Comment
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Prince Harry left Helmand province on Monday night (January 21st) and arrived for post-deployment “decompression’ at a British military base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, according to the Daily Mail.

This afternoon, he landed at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire after four-and-a-half months as an Apache co-pilot gunner.

“It was a hell of an experience,” Harry said of his tour-of-duty.  ”I’m really proud of the guys. It’s very different to when I was last out there. I’m just thrilled to be back. A bit of blue sky in Cyprus, a bit of decompression, some comedy – and back to the snow. Four and a half months has gone very quickly.”

His time in Afghanistan was not without a sense that his job is unlike any other. 

“There’s nothing normal about what we’ve doing for the last four and a half months,” Harry told Sky News.  ”In the last day that I was there a seven-year-old girl got shot down by insurgents. Normality is a very ambiguous thing. I will continue being myself. I will enjoy being a soldier.”

The Queen’s rambunctious grandson is keen to see his loved ones.  He told the press that he was “longing to catch up with people behind closed doors – you guys (the media) aren’t invited.”

By Kelly Lynch

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