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So we called him Trapdoor Man.” Major Mark Gidlow-Jackson, their company commander, describes Potter and Osmond as the “epitome of the thinking riflemen” that his regiment sought to produce.“They know the consequences of what they’re doing and they are very measured men.There was a British patrol in the village of Gorup-e Shesh Kalay and under the rules of engagement, the walkie-talkie the Taliban pair were carrying was designated a hostile act.As they drove off, Osmond fired warning shots with his pistol and then picked up his L96, the same weapon – serial number 0166 – he had used in Iraq and on the butt of which he had written, ‘I love u 0166’. The bike tumbled and both men fell onto the road and lay there motionless.When the British patrol returned, they checked the men and confirmed they were both dead, with large holes through their heads.The 7.62 mm bullet Osmond had fired had passed through the heads of both men.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?Europe has been a place of battles and political intrigue for centuries.
Within 40 days, the two marksmen from 4 Rifles, part of the Welsh Guards Battle group, had achieved 75 confirmed kills with 31 attributed to Potter and 44 to Osmond.
Each kill was chalked up as a little stick man on the beam above the firing position in their camouflaged sangar beside the base gate – a stick man with no head denoting a target eliminated with a shot to the skull.
Osmond, 25, was an engaging, fast-talking enthusiast, eager to display his encyclopedic knowledge of every specification and capability of his equipment.
“Everybody you hit they drop in a different way,’ says Potter.
‘We did a co-ord shoot on to the one bloke and he just looked like he just fell through a trap door.