Prince Harry to get secret identity for Afghanistan mission

The MoD are pulling out all the stops ahead of his return to the dangerous country next year

Prince Harry will be given a secret identity ahead of his return to Afghanistan next year, as the Ministry of Defence pull out all the stops to protect him during the dangerous mission.

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It’s thought army officers will be told never to refer to Harry by his real name, as they try and stop the Taliban from locating the Prince on duty.

Reports suggest the young royal will also attend an intensive SAS survival course in the coming months, which will teach Harry ‘escape and evasion’ should he ever find himself behind enemy lines.

During his training, Harry will be dropped into the Welsh Brecon Beacon mountains with just a map and survival kit, before being tracked by dogs, and eventually captured in a mock hostage situation.

‘He can only give name, rank, age and serial number,’ one SAS source told the Sun.

‘Any sensitivities he had about his family or love life will be smashed open to see how he copes.’

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Yesterday Clarence House confirmed Harry will be allowed to return to the war torn country next year, to serve as an Apache attack helicopter pilot. 

‘Harry is an Army pilot and will deploy wherever the Army chooses to send him,’ the official confirmed in a statement.

‘His course finishes in 2012 and after that his deployment will be a matter for the Army chain of command.’

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