Rusty Firmin is a legendary figure for a generation of soldiers as well as for British Military History buffs. As a member of B Squadron, 22 SAS Regiment, Rusty led one of the two assault teams which stormed the Iranian Embassy in London in May 1980. Two years later he was a key figure in the planned SAS attack on mainland Argentina, designed to destroy the deadly Exocet missiles which were based there, ground the Super Etendard aircraft which launched them and assassinate the pilots who flew them.
As well as participating in these two dramatic events, Rusty spent more than 15 years in ‘The Regiment’, as SAS soldiers refer to it, serving throughout the world on operations, training missions and exercises. This is his story.
‘The Regiment: 15 Years in the SAS’ by Rusty Firmin will feature:
Adrian Weale was born in London in 1964 and educated at the Latymer Upper School, York University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served for several years as a military intelligence officer in the regular Army, before leaving to pursue a career as a writer and historian.
Since then he has written eight non-fiction books under his own name, and ghost written several more, primarily for former Special Forces personnel.
In addition, he has written widely for the UK national press and is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV and radio, specialising in military and intelligence related ...
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Rusty Firmin was adopted as a baby and brought up in Carlisle as the son of an Army NCO and his wife. He had a turbulent childhood and his adoptive mother died when he was 11, after which he was passed round his parents’ occasionally abusive families until he joined the Army as a ‘Junior Leader’ aged 15. As an adult soldier he served for ten years in the Royal Artillery before volunteering for the SAS and passing selection on his first attempt. As a junior and relatively inexperienced SAS NCO he was surprised to be given command of one of the two assaul...
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