http://uk.news.yahoo.com/31102006/140/prince-william-gun.html Prince William has apparently received a severe dressing-down after losing a machine gun at the academy where he is training. The royal was so worried when he realised it was missing that he borrowed a fellow cadet's bike and spent nearly two hours looking for it. Wills, 24, had been given a briefing on the L86 Light Support Weapon just hours earlier and was due to spend a day on the ranges at Sandhurst. The guns are kept in the Berkshire college's armoury and for security reasons they are signed out to cadets when needed. But mislaying his weapon, even though it was not loaded, could hit his chances of winning the prestigious Sword of Honour award given to the best student on the course. A source told the Daily Mail: "Losing your weapon is one of the worst mistakes you can make. "It's a real shame if it costs him the Sword of Honour as William is shaping up to be a superb officer." A Sandhurst spokesman confirmed there had been an incident on the ranges involving William's gun. He said: "Officer Cadet Wales' weapon was picked up and used by another cadet who handed it back a couple of hours later."