The Brave Royalty... By Col. (r) Riaz
10 September, 2012
Capt. Harry Wales – who Harry Wales? Yes, yes, the same Henry Charles Albert David -the Prince Henry of Wales - third in line in succession to the British throne. He has began a four-month combat tour in Afghanistan as a gunner on an Apache attack helicopter. It is his second tenure in Afghanistan and will fly combat missions in the country's restive Helmand province. Earlier in 2007-08, he had served there as an air traffic controller.
Britain has around 9,500 troops in Afghanistan and has suffered 425 deaths since the start of operations.
What forced him to expose himself to such a danger?
Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honor to be in the armed forces of his country and go wherever it chooses to deploy him.
Imagine, honour to serve in the armed forces?! But where are our Princes being groomed to be the future rulers of this land of the pure? The nation knows of their imbecility as combat soldiers, but they can at least pay a visit once in a life to Bajaur, SWAT and FATA to boost up the moral of the troops fighting there!!
Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)