The day began with Captain Wales saluting Chief of Defence Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin at the Royal Military College’s Duntroon House in Canberra on Monday.
The brief exchange formally began Prince Harry’s Australian duties.
During his time in Australia, Harry will be attached to units in Darwin, Perth and Sydney, train with special forces and patrol with Aboriginal soldiers.
He delivered a letter from The Queen to Air Chief Marshal Binskin, noting Australian and United Kingdom bonds and emphasised the importance of the relationship as the centenary of the battle of Gallipoli approaches.
Her Majesty also thanked Australian soldiers for welcoming her grandson, a defence spokeswoman said.
“I am delighted that the long and enduring association between the Australian and British armies will be joined by the military secondment of my grandson, Prince Harry. Together, our armed forces share skills, resources and resolve in order to uphold and defend our common values.”
Greeting Harry was Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison and Special Operations Commander Major General Jeffrey Sengleman.
He also met Commandant RMC Brigadier Dianne Gallasch, Director General Army Operations Brigadier Graeme Finney and RSM-A Warrant Officer David Ashley.
“The man who makes it all work,” Captain Wales stated to Warrant Officer Ashley whilt shaking hands.
In Perth, The Prince will carry out training activities with the Special Air Service Regiment. In Darwin, he will head out with members of Norforce, the largely indigenous unit that patrols throughout northern Australia.
In Sydney, Harry an Apache helicopter pilot will be attached to the Holsworthy-based 6th Aviation Regiment, training on helicopter simulators and perhaps joining in flying operations.
Harry will join Prince Charles in Gallipoli to attend commemorations on 24th and 25th April.
Prince Harry Is no stranger to working with Australian soldiers as he worked with them n Afghanistan, on his trek to the South Pole and during the Invictus Games held last year in London.
After finishing with the Army in June, Prince Harry will spend some time during the summer carrying out a programme of voluntary work, which Palace officials say will be alongside field-based conservation experts in Africa.
According to a report from the Sunday Mirror, earlier this month, Prince Harry is in line to become Colonel of the Life Guards in the coming months as he retires from active service.
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