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Prince Harry Has a New Job, Quits Flying to Become Staff Officer

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By Morgan Chilson   |   Friday, 17 Jan 2014 03:29 PM

Prince Harry has a new job. He will no longer be flying Apache helicopters for Britain’s Army Air Corps, but will become a staff officer in charge of organizing Army projects and commemorative events in London, the Ministry of Defense announced.

Prince Harry spent more than three years attached to the 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, and now will be based at Horse Guards. He will retain his rank of captain.

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During his service flying helicopters, Prince Harry served for four months in Afghanistan and earned praise from his superior officers.

“Captain Wales has reached the pinnacle of flying excellence as an Apache pilot, particularly in Afghanistan, and, in the process, has proved to be a real inspiration to the many Army Air Corps officers and soldiers who have come to know him so well over the last 2 years,” said Lt. Col. Tom de la Rue, Prince Harry’s commander in the Air Corps, in the release.

In an exclusive story, UK’s Evening Standard reported that part of Prince Harry’s duties will be attempting to bring “America’s Warrior Games” to London, an event that can be likened to Olympics for injured servicemen.

“Prince Harry is passionate about this project. He believes it will be an amazing event that will bring the focus of attention on the problems facing those injured on the frontline and will serve to inspire servicemen and women and the wider public,” a source told the Standard.

“The Prince believes the spectacle of ex-military athletes competing against each other would attract huge crowds too. It is his vision. He hopes, too, it will be televised to reach a maximum audience,” the source said.

Officials with the Palace said that the bid to win the “Warrior Games” was “under consideration,” the Standard said, adding that another source told the newspaper the approval for the project “was 90 percent there.”

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