Tensions between the UK and Russia have been high since the poisoning of former GRU operative Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury last March, which London was quick to blame on Moscow without providing any proof.
Prince Harry will take part in one of Britain’s biggest 12-week long war games against a Russian invasion, The Mirror reported, citing military and Rroyal sources.
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Although the 34-year-old Duke of Sussex left the Armed Forces in June 2015, he will join some 1,000 Marines in Norway in order to “protect” Europe’s northern flank in the event of military strikes by Moscow, the media outlet wrote.
“Prince Harry will be totally immersed in the exercise, and he will be privy to top-secret battle plans. It will be high-tempo, extremely realistic and his involvement is good news for the Marines, who will see his involvement as a very positive message of encouragement to the Corps. They are the main force who will protect Europe’s northern flank in the event of a conflict, the tip of the spear, and it is important Harry is among the troops”, a senior military source told publication.
Prince Harry, who served in Afghanistan, reportedly told his confidants that he was thrilled to be back in the military fold:
“The duke is relishing his role with the Royal Marines and taking it extremely seriously. His…