Top critical review
on 8 August 2017
Having read several accounts of the SAS in the Gulf, especially this mission , I thought I best read this account.
The author comes across as quite bitter chap with a lot of axes to grind, especially against the RSM, Peter Ratcliffe.
There is a lot of negativity in the book, with there always being something to moan about, with very little of the 'who dares wins' attitude on display.
Having read Ratcliffe's account, it is clear that his comes across as far closer to the truth than this version. Ratcliffe was awarded the DCM for his leadership, having previously been awarded an MID for his role in the Falklands War.
Those with any true military knowledge know that you do not argue with the RSM or have chats to tell him the error of his ways, especially from a JNCO.
This whole book comes across as fictional as the idea of a Cpl running an entire SAS department.
Don't waste your money on this book, it is poorly written and just the ramblings of quite a bitter ex soldier who wants to moan, more than likely to hide his own inadequacies.