Who is Harry Wales? Yes, the same Henry Charles Albert David -the Prince Henry of Wales - third in the line of succession to the British throne. He has begun a four-month combat tour in Afghanistan as a gunner on an Apache attack helicopter. It is his second tenure in Afghanistan and he will fly combat missions in the country’s restive Helmand province. Earlier, in 2007-08, he had served there as an air traffic controller.Britain has around 9,500 troops in Afghanistan and has suffered 425 deaths since the start of operations. What forced him to expose himself to such danger? Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honor to be in the armed forces of his country and to go wherever it chooses to deploy him. Imagine the honour to serve in the armed forces? But where are our princes being groomed, to be the future rulers of this land of the pure? The dynastic ruling families send their princes abroad to study in the lap of luxury. The nation knows of their imbecility as combat soldiers, but they can at least pay a visit once in a life time to Bajaur, Swat and Fata areas to boost up the moral of the troops fighting there, instead of joining daddy on International tours to enjoy themselves.COL. SYED RIAZ JAFRI (r), Rawalpindi, September 9