special forces

  1. Smeggers

    Smashing Hitler's Guns

    Smashing Hitler's Guns. The Rangers at Pointe-du-Hoc. By Stephen J. Zaloga ISBN: 978 1 4728 4983 0. Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd. Stephen J. Zaloga is a world renown expert on D-Day operations; both his Grandfather and his Father landed on Omaha beach, the latter, some weeks after...
  2. M

    George Jellicoe, SAS and SBS Commander by Nicholas Jellicoe

    Pen and Sword Military have pulled it off again: they have published yet another brilliant and readable military biography, worthy of a place beside Richard Mead's biography of Major-General Bob Laycock, Commando General: The Life of Major General Sir Robert Laycock KCMG, CB, DSO (reviewed for...
  3. S

    Book Publishing

    Long time Lurker, first time poster don't crucify me on etiquette so im ex RE, and ive got a mate who ex Russian SF whos wrote a book (in russian) about his life thats somewhat popular in Russian. I suggested that if he bothered to translate it to english it could have some success over here...
  4. sirbhp

    Special Forces Interpreter

    Eddie Idrees, a pseudonym for security reasons, has a fascinating and inspiring story to tell. Born in Afghanistan, he spent time as a refugee in Pakistan during the civil war dreaming of serving with the military. As this unique memoir reveals, his wishes came true in spades. For eight years...
  5. Z

    Advice On how to Join the Army

    I am 16 years old and I would like to try and join the SAS but have no skills yet and would like to know what to gain and some advice on how to join or even when?
  6. untallguy

    The Elite

    The Elite by Ranulph Fiennes examines the history of Special Forces from the Spartans through to modern times with a look forward into the future. Fiennes, in addition to being a highly prolific explorer, marathon runner and a cracking public speaker (I recommend it if you get the chance to...
  7. untallguy

    Special Operations South-East Asia 1942-1945

    Special Operations South-East Asia 1942-1945 by David Miller describes, in some depth, three special operations missions conducted in World War Two. He has conducted extensive research into them, two of which are not well-known, and brings the stories to life well. From the title of the book...
  8. D

    SOG Medic

    An interesting book of some 254 pages of the authors experiences as a medic within the covert Special Operations Group (SOG) operating in what was the neutral territory of Laos and Cambodia and inside Vietnam. Their mission was to interdict the Ho Chi Minh Trail, acting as observers for other...
  9. JINGO

    Shadow Commander.

    The epic story of Donald D Blackburn guerrilla leader and special forces hero is the subtitle to this book. An Infantry officer assigned to train the fledgling Philippines Army at the cusp of America’s entry into the Second World War Blackburn emerged from the disaster at Bataan to become an...
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    Can a cmt apply for special forces selection?

    Hey, just wondering if a fully trained cmt could apply to join regular sas/sbs? i know theres med troop and black serpent stuff but working along side sf and being sf are very different things. not a wannabee, just curious. thanks for any help
  11. thegimp

    Special forces tramps

    Armed SAS troops disguised as tramps | Daily Mail Online Don't be pissing on that harry when you stagger out of your local discotheque, you may get a surprising robust response and it won't be an empty can of special brew on the noggin This ties in with the fact that 90% of street drinkers...
  12. R

    Raf reg or SAS

    I've been considering joining an elite fighting force. I'm considering either the SAS or the RAF reg but I don't know whether I'm good enough to get into the RAF reg because selection is much harder than special forces. Can someone give me some advice for joining? Cheers- Alberic
  13. Travelgall

    Turkey Protests US troops wearing Kurdish ID

    It seems that US SF have drawn the ire of Turkey by wearing Kurdish patches. That said I did laugh when they said they wore them to blend in with Local Forces - bearing in mind their Ops Core helmets with Picatinny they are cutting around in.