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Prince Harry hangs up wings, moves to desk job

A freely shaved Prince Harry is no longer going to be involved in active combat. He has effectively hung up his wings, otherwise known as a military helicopter, and will now settle into a desk job.

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According to a press release from the British Ministry of Defense on Jan. 17, after serving his country for three-and-a-half years with the Apache helicopter force, part of the Army Air Corps, he in now grounded.

Going forward, Harry will still rank as captain. The Prince will attend to projects and commemorative events surrounding the army in London and will be based at Horse Guards situated in the center of the British capital as he takes on his official Defence Engagement.

One of Harry's new job goals is reportedly to bring the Warrior Games across the pondto the UK.

Meanwhile, as part of the British Ministry of Defence announcement, Harry's Army Air Corps commander Lieutenant Colonel Tom de la Rue, said:

"Captain Wales has reached the pinnacle of flying excellence as an Apache pilot, particularly in Afghanistan, and, in the process, has proved to be a real inspiration to the many Army Air Corps officers and soldiers who have come to know him so well over the past 2 years."

No doubt, the Prince will never forget or forsake his years in action.

In fact, late last year, Prince Harry was joined by "True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard, "The Wire" star Dominic, and a bunch of servicemen who had been injured in combat on a challenging Antarctica expedition. The group goal was a grueling 200-mile trek to the South Pole to raise awareness for the Walking with the Wounded charity.

And so, as Prince Harry hangs on up wings and moves to a desk job, this member of Britain's royal family has a record for serving his country on the front lines for which he can be proud.

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