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Harry had a brush with death in Garmser in 2007

Harry had a brush with death in Garmser in 2007

Mar 19, 2018 - 10:12

KABUL (Pajhwok): British Prince Harry had a brush with death during his tour of duty to Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand, reveals a new book.

He was almost caught in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in the Garmser district of the volatile province near the Pakistan border in 2007

The new biography focuses on the Prince's time in the Helmand Province when he was part of the Household Cavalry back in 2007.

Captain Dickon Leigh-Wood writes in his biography: "One of the vehicles in the column suddenly noticed something flick underneath the tank in front and everyone was ordered to stop.”

"The previous vehicles, including Harry's, had missed the pressure plate of an IED by about six inches. If any of us had gone over it, it would have been game over."

According to the Daily Mail, Captain Leigh-Wood said Harry would frequently go into the villages with an interpreter to speak to residents and sip tea. "He was never recognised and I think he really cherished that…

"I don't think they'd have recognised the Queen if she'd have been there. He was also brilliant at keeping everyone's spirits up."

PAN Monitor/mud