Awesome quote by Harry at the end of GP's post: "There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country."
Great Britain's Prince Harry Is Deployed to Iraq
Prince Harry was "over the moon" at the news of his 6 month deployment to Iraq.- BBC
** The BBC has a wonderful video HERE of Harry talking about being deployed to Iraq.
Great Britain's Prince Harry has been deployed to Iraq it was announced today.
The BBC reports:Prince Harry's regiment is to be sent to Iraq for a six-month tour of duty, defence officials have confirmed. His Blues and Royals regiment will serve as part of the latest deployments to the country, they said.
While in Iraq, the prince will carry out "a normal troop commander's role", a joint statement by the Ministry of Defence and Clarence House said.
He will be the first senior royal to serve on the front line since Prince Andrew in the Falklands in 1982.
This will involve "leading a troop of 12 men in four Scimitar armoured reconnaissance vehicles, each with a crew of three" from the regiment's "A squadron", the statement added.
"The decision to deploy him has been a military one, made by Chief of General Staff, Gen Sir Richard Dannatt, in conjunction with Cornet Wales' commanding officer," it said.
Last year, the prince said: "There's no way I'm going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country."