Prince Andrew Takes Gulf Tour
Britain's Prince Andrew is due in Kuwait on Tuesday on a four-day visit as part of a Gulf tour that will also take him to Saudi Arabia and Oman, the British embassy said Monday.
The embassy said the Duke of York would meet the emir, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, senior Kuwaiti officials and members of a Royal Air Force detachment at Ali al-Salim air base, 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Kuwait City.
A squadron of 12 RAF Tornado fighters and 400 personnel help enforce the no-fly zone imposed by Britain and the United States over southern Iraq.
Prince Andrew, a 40-year-old Royal Navy officer who saw active service as a helicopter pilot during the 1982 Falklands War, will also tour a British trade exhibition, a naval base and the Kuwait Scientific Center for the conservation of wildlife.
It will be the prince's third visit to the Gulf state in the last two years -- KUWAIT CITY (AFP)
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