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Over the course of his 30-year career, Alastair MacKenzie, author of Pilgrim Days, served in some of the world’s most elite special forces. Whilst a member of the British Parachute Regiment in the 1970s, MacKenzie was sent on a combat survival course held by the SAS. In this extract, Alastair recalls just how extreme the training could get.Continue Reading

Killing Bin Laden - 2 May 2011

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On 2 May 2011 the ten-year manhunt for Osama bin Laden came to a dramatic end. Operation Neptune Spear saw a group of SEAL special forces storm the hideout and kill the world's most notorious terrorist in one of the most high-profile and complex raids in history...Continue Reading
Our next Raid title features a pretty extraordinary Special Forces unit and their attack on a seemingly impregnable mountain stronghold in Italy in World War II - Storming Monte La Difensa - The First Special Service Force at The Winter Line, Italy 1943 . So it was especially interesting to learn that The Congressional Gold Medal will be awarded to members of the joing US-Canadian First Special Service Force, known to the Germans as 'The Devil's Brigade' Continue Reading

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