The author, fresh out of veterinary school in the mid-1970s, served in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps with the British Special Air Service
(SAS) Regiment in the country of Oman during Oman's fight against communist rebels.
The Special Air Service
was dreamed up by 25-year-old Sterling as he lay in a hospital bed in Cairo recovering from a parachute accident.
When talking to my father before he died I asked him about his time in the Special Air Service
, he didn't speak much about this time, but what he did say was "It's not something you advertise".
The Special Forces consist of a number of highly trained specialised troops units including the Special Air Service
(SAS), the Special Boat Service (SBS) and the Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR).
SAS Zero Hour The Secret Origins of the Special Air Service
Tim Jones Naval Institute Press
In 2002, a Special Air Service
sergeant, Andrew Russell, was killed when he drove over a land mine.
In the foreword Chris, a Military Cross holder for his exploits with the Bravo Two Zero patrol in the first Gulf War, who is originally from Rowlands Gill, said: "Geordie is a legend to all soldiers of the Special Air Service
He hopes once and for all to break this hold that these drugs have over him,''explained the ex- police officer who trained with the Special Air Service
Additional Allied special missions discussed are the exploits of members of Britain's Special Air Service
Brigade and Special Operations Executive, American and Canadian paratroopers, and the Navajo code talkers.
Divided into three parts, Bastard Sons begins by detailing the World War II experiences of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, the Special Air Service
(SAS) company (1945-48), and the Mobile Strike Force (circa 1948-67).
He retired from the army in 1997, having served 37 years with The Queen's Own Hussars and the Special Air Service
(SAS), and was involved in the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980.
Balpreet Singh, legal counsel of World Sikh Organization ( WSO) in Canada, said top secret documents recently released by the British government appear to show that the Thatcher government authorised the Special Air Service
( SAS) to assist the Indian government in planning the attack on the Sri Darbar Sahib as early as February 1984.