Prince Harry Exalted for Killing First Taliban Commander

PRINCE Harry has killed his first Taliban commander, The Sun can reveal.

The 28-year-old gunship co-pilot was called on to unleash a missile strike to eliminate a senior terror leader.

Harry has proved a massive hit with comrades in Helmand, Afghanistan, who have nicknamed him Big H.

A defense insider said: “Big H is a legend.

“We were on patrol and the Apache helicopters were called in. We heard this posh voice come over the radio and knew it was Big H. They were tracking a Taliban leader — he was commander level.

 

Prince Harry is an Apache front-seat co-pilot taking part in vital helicopter missions

At controls … Harry is front-seat co-pilot in vital chopper missions

“The Apache then let off some Hellfire missiles and its 30mm cannon and ‘boom’. It was Big H all the way.”

The Sun understands the decisive strike occurred in late October during a partnered patrol with Afghan troops hunting the Taliban chief.

Gunship co-pilot Harry is on tour in Helmand and has been flying daily combat missions helping “troops in contact” — the code given when ground forces are engaged by enemy fighters.

And 28-year-old Captain Wales has become a hugely popular figure with Our Boys. Our source added: “I met him in the cookhouse.

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