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Prince Harry trained to foil kidnap
Sep 11, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Prince Harry in training
Britain's Prince Harry has been trained to foil kidnap.
The 27-year-old royal, who was deployed to Afghanistan last week, is now prepared in case enemy forces gun down his Apache chopper, and he also has authority of 16 Hellfire missiles, a chain gun and 76 rockets.
Harry has been put through brutal training to prepare him for Afghanistan's front line, involving an exercise mirroring capture by the Taliban.
A military source told the Daily Star newspaper: 'He has been trained to resist interrogation. The training will have seen him have a bag put over his head, pushed and kicked around and sworn at.
'It is frighteningly realistic but obviously only a fraction of what he could expect if he ever fell into Taliban hands.'
Harry's four-month tour of duty is to fly missions out of Camp Bastion in Helmand Province - regarded as the most dangerous area of the war-torn nation - as co-pilot in an Apache helicopter.
Known in the military as Captain Harry Wales, the prince first served in Afghanistan in 2008 and has been keen to return since then.
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