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Prince William in Falklands for 6-week tour

Prince William was in the Falkland Islands for a six-week deployment as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot.
February 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Prince William is in the Falkland Islands for a six-week deployment as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot, British officials say.

The Defense Ministry said Thursday that William landed on the British outpost as part of a four-member Royal Air Force crew.

The Falklands represent a difficult chapter in British history.

Three decades ago, the United Kingdom and Argentina went to war over them.

Britain still maintains about one-thousand troops in the territory.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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