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Rigger: Operating With The SAS by [Williams, Jack]
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3.6 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

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Wow - a super book. My lunch congealed as I read it. One could almost smell and feel the place. -- The world's leading authority on the SAS Anthony Kemp wrote:

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Anthony Kemp - A leading authority on the SAS wrote: Wow - a super book. You have a natural ability to write dialogue which is rare and the jargon of the squaddies is worth a study in itself. I laughed until I cried about the Brummie and the horse turd joke.Your description of the sleep arrangements at Bessbrook was a delight - one could almost smell the place and feel it. Ugh

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword (22 April 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN5TTQU
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #54,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on 23 Jun. 2003
Format: Hardcover
Having spent time in the Province employed in this very field, I was glad to see that someone had at last made the effort to write about this little known and overlooked task that is carried out on an almost daily basis. However now that I have read the book, I am disappointed that "Jack" felt it necessary to make constant vague references to "Special Forces". Although he did undoubtably work in support of these people, the tasks that he carried out and those carried out by other Royal Signals Riggers are daring and pulse racing enough without trying to hang on the back of other peoples glory. I think that "Jack" has missed the point. He could have told the story of these brave lads who risked their lives day after day, going to some of the hardest areas in NI, climbing towers in South Armagh, Belfast, Londonderry and East Tyrone without teams of "Operators" watching their backs. He does however get across the feeling of almost acute paranoia that is felt at the beginning and end of a tour, the mind numbing tiredness felt after long hours of stress combined with hard physical work and also the terrible heart ache when a friend is lost.
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By A Customer on 7 Dec. 2001
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A very interesting and easy-to-read book about a subject that I never really knew much about until now. I know all about the SAS and 14th Intelligence and Security Group, or whatever they call themselves nowadays, but neglected to think of the people, without whom the aforementioned security forces could not communicate, that risk their lives to climb 400+ foot masts to either put up or maintain antennae whilst under IRA gunfire, sometimes with fatal consequences. I read it in a night, but that was because I couldn't put it down. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the conflict in Northern Ireland and the military in general, but it is also a story of personal achievement. A very good read!
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Very good read. I am from Northern Ireland and grew up watching the soldiers on the streets trying to keep us normal citizens safe from fanatic terrorists. Most books are all about the usual IRA rubbish, informers and SAS. Nice to read a book about a signals member and all for only 99p. Can't beat it. Great book so go get it.
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The author writes of a time thankfully past for the most part, and of an occupation which would only make him and his colleagues very obvious targets, which, sadly, did come to pass. He also writes of his feelings whilst posted in Ireland which I am sure are not unique to him. A nicely written book which now makes me want to read more about the troubles.
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I just loved reading this book it was very well written and I finished it far too quick which means I could not put I down to turn out the light and go to sleep well done Jack I look forward to reading your next one.....coz
this cannot be your last x..night night from teena x
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The horrors of the army the closeness of your workmates the rigorous life of a job where people want to try and kill you . Jack Williams has had to deal with the highs and lows of being on the hard edge of life in northern Ireland the loss of friends the get the job done because if you don't do your job to 100 percent the the chain breaks and people might die. All this and try to be a father, husband and the hardest of all a grandfather. This man is not alone he is in an increasing group of men and women who have given everything they have for this country and they deserve a lot more back in return than they will ever ask for.
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No precociousness or the big 'I am' from the author. Many from HM FORCES past or present will identify with the banter the personalities types present in every unit and the wind ups, but he gives a real edge to the life of a serviceman during the troubles. Interesting insight into this element of the operations in N.Ireland I'd never thought about prior to seeing the book in the Kindle store.

Well done Jack. I hope you're going to write a prequel, your early career sounds as interesting as the tour you wrote about in detail here.
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This was a really interesting read. Focusing upon someone who set up an maintained communication towers in Northern Ireland during "the troubles" it really brings home the risks that military personnel were facing every day.

It is a very personal account of his tour in Northern Ireland and is recommended to anyone with an interest in this era.
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