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Capt Wales Photo: MoD
Capt Wales Photo: MoD

Captain Harry Wales last week qualified as an Apache Aircraft Commander, whilst serving in 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, which is part of 16 Air Assault Brigade’s Attack Helicopter Force, Vigilance can report.

His Commanding Officer, Lt Col Tom de la Rue said “this was a tremendous achievement for Capt Wales who passed with ‘flying colours’”, and he was delighted to point out that Capt Wales’ new status as a qualified Apache Aircraft Commander and Co-Pilot Gunner places him at the very top of his profession.

A source at the MoD said Capt Wales conducted months of training to prepare himself for the assessment whilst based at Wattisham Airfield in Suffolk, adding he was put through a gruelling six hour flying assessment which took him all over the UK, flying from Wattisham up the eastern side of England to Newcastle, then across to RAF Spadeadam, then Carlisle, then down the western side of England throughManchester and Liverpool to Birmingham and then back to Wattisham.

The source added uring the course of this assessment he was required to plan and deliver a comprehensive set of patrol orders, navigate throughout, fly in controlled airspace and conduct a simulated low level attack onto RAF Spadeadam as well as deal with diversions and simulated aircraft emergencies. In the process he was comprehensively tested in his ability to perform as an Aircraft Commander across a wide range of tactical and procedural scenarios.

It is said This qualification is the culmination of his training, which has seen him over the last 3 years complete the Conversion to Type Course (CTT), which teaches students to fly the aircraft, and the Conversion to Role (CTR) Course during which he was awarded the prize for the best Co-Pilot Gunner. He also deployed to Afghanistan as a co-pilot gunner with 662 Squadron and on return to theUK has furthered his experience by flying missions day and night in the UK.