- (Reuters/Eddie Keogh)
Prince Harry killed Taliban insurgents during his last tour of Afghanistan, according to reports out this week.
Prince Harry, a Apache helicopter pilot, recently was in the Helmand Province on a four month tour of duty. The prince has now confirmed that as a gunner in one of the attack helicopters dispatched in the region he flew on numerous missions and took out enemy fighters during his stint.
According to The Daily Mirror in the UK, Prince Harry operated rockets, missiles and a 30mm cannon in the apache helicopter.
That was his second deployment in Afghanistan, and now the 28 year old is returning to the United Kingdom after completing his time on duty.
Answering whether he had killed any enemy fighters from his cockpit, Prince Harry said: "Yea, so lots of people have. The squadron's been out here. Everyone's fired a certain amount."
"Take a life to save a life," he said. "That's what we revolve around, I suppose. If there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we'll take them out of the game, I suppose."
Prince Harry was deployed with 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, but spoke to reporters when he was stationed at Camp Bastion. He admitted when answering questions that he had "let himself and his family down" when news broke previously of him partying naked in a Las Vegas hotel prior to his deployment last year. He suggested that he enjoys mixing it with his colleagues and being "one of the guys," but admitted that his father - Prince Charles, who is next in line to the British throne - was constantly reminding him of his position and responsibility as a member of the Royal Family.
Prince Harry is currently third in line to the English throne after his father, Prince Charles and his older brother, Prince William.