The Prince of Wales today said the number of British soldiers being injured on a daily basis in Afghanistan was ‘astonishing’.
The Prince of Wales today said the number of British soldiers being injured on a daily basis in Afghanistan was ‘astonishing.’
As his youngest son serves his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, the Prince admitted the number of troops being injured in conflict was ”astonishing” .
He said the public does not hear much about the number of people suffering wounds in the conflict. His comments come as Prince Harry is currently serving his second tour of duty as an Apache helicopter pilot. The Prince of Wales was speaking as he opened a £16.9 million complex at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) for wounded service personnel at Headley Court in Surrey.
”So often people don’t hear about the number of people who are wounded on a daily basis in Afghanistan,” he said.
”It is only when you visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (where battlefield casualties are repatriated to) or here that you realise how many people are going through such horrific experiences. It is astonishing.
”It makes me feel incredibly small and humble, what they have been through, what they go on to do and the inspiration they provide to others.”
Prince Harry will soon begin missions against Taliban fighters after arriving in Afghanistan last week for a four month tour of duty as an Apache attack helicopter pilot.