Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne arrived back in Britain on Monday night from serving in the army in Afghanistan, he also revealed that he killed Taliban fighters, to “take a life to save a life.”
The prince, 28 served in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, supporting allied troops fighting the Taliban at close quarters and accompanying British Chinook and U.S. Black Hawk helicopters on daring casualty evacuation missions.
He stated that killing the enemy was not what motivated him to become an attack helicopter pilot.
“Take a life to save a life. That‘s what we revolve around, I suppose,” the 28-year-old said in a BBC interview broadcast .
“If there‘s people trying to do bad stuff to our guys, then we‘ll take them out of the game, I suppose. 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.”
Serving with British forces in Afghanistan makes him the first royal to fight in a war zone in more than 25 years.