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Last Updated: Friday May 07 2010 15:28 GMT

Prince Harry is helicopter pilot

Prince Harry at the presentation with his dad, Prince Charles

Prince Harry has been presented his provisional wings by his dad Prince Charles after graduating from his Army helicopter training course.

The 25-year-old prince is now going to learn to become an Apache attack helicopter pilot which could see him going back to the frontline.

He's already served for 10 weeks in Afghanistan in 2007-08 and has always said he'd like to go back.

He said: "It will be one of the biggest challenges in my life so far."

Prince Harry's girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, was in the audience and looked on proudly as he received his wings.

Prince Harry with Chelsy Davy at the event
Prince Harry with Chelsy Davy at the event

The Apache helicopter is used by the British Army in Afghanistan to attack enemy Taliban fighters.

It also goes on spying missions, and protects other bigger helicopters which are used to transport soldiers and supplies.


The Prince said: "There is still a huge mountain for me to climb if I am to pass the Apache training course.

"It is a seriously daunting prospect but I can't wait."