Prince Harry Back with RAF in Afghanistan

Posted Friday September 7, 2012 9:20 AM GMT

Prince Harry has returned to Afghanistan, being deployed earlier this morning (September 7), and is now serving his country in time of war.

The 27-year-old returns to the Middle East after previously having served in the war in 2007 and 2008.

He has been clear of his intentions to continue to serve his country in time of war, with a spokesman for St. James's Palace saying, "He's approached the deployment with a range of emotions like any other soldier and feels both pride and anticipation as he deploys for a job he's trained for, for so long. Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honor to represent his country in Her Majesty's armed forces wherever it chooses to deploy him."

Regarding his training and military commitment, the Prince previously told CBS News, "If it was a pain for anyone for me to go, which I appreciate it probably is, but, you know, at the end of the time, at the end of the day, I've done my training. It's cost the Army money to train me. And if they didn't think that they could get me out there again, then they wouldn't have put me through this training. It's as simple as that."

Prince Harry is expected to be in Afghanistan for several months.

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