Prince Harry Wins Best Co-Pilot Gunner Award!

Celebrity News Feb. 9, 2012 AT 9:37AM
Prince Harry Wins Best Co-Pilot Gunner Award! Credit: Getty Images

Prince Harry's official now!

The sexy royal completed his apache training program and is now a fully operational attack helicopter pilot, St. James's Palace confirms to Us Weekly.

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Enduring 18 months of training, Harry -- named the best Co-Pilot Gunner by his peers -- was feted for his accomplishment at a Wednesday celebration dinner.

Prince William's little brother, 27, will now fly apache helicopters in the U.K. as part of the 662 Squadron, 3 Regiment Army Air Corps. He has earned Limited Combat Ready status.

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As part of his training, Harry spent two months in the United States, practicing his maneuvers in California and Arizona.

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While he was focused on his work, the royal did make a little time for local fun -- shopping at a local Wal-Mart, pigging out on pizza, riding a rented Harley-Davidson through the desert, enjoying the VIP treatment at Universal Studios in Hollywood, rescuing a girl thrown into a pool at a San Diego club, and more.

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