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by | 22nd, January 2013

WHO asked Prince Harry if he had killed anyone? We don’t know. But he has done. Harry says he took enemy fighters “out of the game”.

Harry’s returned from work as a co-pilot helicopter gunner in Afghanistan. Has tells media:

“Yeah, so lots of people have…The squadron’s been out here. Everyone’s fired a certain amount. Take a life to save a life. 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.”

Take a life to save a life. Bad stuff. Game. It’s the pragmatic language of survival.

Add those words to Harry’s Las Vegas diary, and they wouldn’t look out of place.

He says of life aboard an Apache helicopter:

“When you fire, you still get the cordite smell, which is bizarre. The whole floor vibrates and when you fire a missile the whole aircraft shudders a little bit.”

Someone then asked him if he’d joined the Army to kill people. Harry did not punch him the face. He replied:

“It’s not the reason I decided to do this job. The reason to do this job was to get back out here and carry on with a job.”

Adding:

“No one knows who’s in the cockpit. Yes, you get shot at. But if the guys who are doing the same job as us are being shot at on the ground, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with us being shot at as well.”

The Taliban has, of

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