Am i the only one tired of books writen by certain ex special forces authors under assumed names who act like they have saved the world single handedly and we are all just groupies. Picked up a book at airport called "Highway to hell" written by some guy who revels in calling himself and his mates 'Jedis' and had the audacity to claim that all paras were like gods and sounded like he and his so called blades were the only proffesionals in the British Army! Oh,wait a minute..he did say that REME were ok but only useful for fixing a wagon in a tight spot...how generous of him. When will we hear the end of this derogatory waffle and petulant behaviour....The fact is the British Army as a whole has recently proved its mettle again in Iraq and Afghanistan just as they did in both world wars and all serious conflicts since.Its the finest and best trained army in the world yet some people have nothing but contempt towards thier fellow soldiers. I spent some years in the army while these so called elite soldiers lived on thier laurels,acted like they were movie stars and labelled us all crap hats...They even once left a mate of mine under fire in NI because to quote them... ''were not risking our lives for crap hats'' This guys still seems to be living in that era. Its an insult to the brave lads in all arms who have died serving thier country and quite frankly this attitude belongs in the past.If thier is ever a world war 3 then it will take every arm of the forces to succeed. The only honest book worth reading was written by former SAS RSM peter ratcliffe highlighting exactly these types of prima donnas,, he was slated for it and largely forgotten.But had he nothing to prove and was genuine in what he observed,alot of petty mentalitys and huge egos.