From its early beginnings in World War II, the Special Air Service (SAS) has won renown for some of the most dramatic, dangerous, and controversial special operations of the 20th century. It is a secretive and mysterious unit, whose operations and internal structures are hidden from the public eye. Now, one of its longest-serving veterans offers a glimpse inside its shadowy world. Rusty Firmin spent 15 years with 'The Regiment' and was a key figure in the Iranian Embassy siege in May 1980. He also served with the SAS in the Falklands and in Northern Ireland during the 1980s. Now available in paperback, this is the unforgettable chronicle of Rusty's combat experiences--a fascinating and intimate portrayal of what it was like to be part of the world's most respected Special Operations Force.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements /Introduction/1. Childhood/2. Boy Soldier/3. Gunner/4. Commando/5. Selection/6. Continuation/7. New Kid on the Block/8. Learning the Ropes/9. First Blood/10. Back to Ireland/11. Suicide Mission/12. Water Jump/13. Back to Work/14. Later Years/15. Swan Song /Abbreviations and Glossary