Fishers of Men(Rob Lewis)

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The one about the FRU? Not bad, but very different to most of the SAS Porn; the author was not involved in any contacts(or at least, he does not write about them).

Quite interesting. Makes a change from the usual SF books. The Operators by Gordon Rennie(IIRC)is also a good read if you are interested in the Army Spooks.
 
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FrankCastle said:
The one about the FRU? Not bad, but very different to most of the SAS Porn; the author was not involved in any contacts(or at least, he does not write about them).

Quite interesting. Makes a change from the usual SF books. The Operators by Gordon Rennie(IIRC)is also a good read if you are interested in the Army Spooks.
Cheers Frank,yeah that's the one,just seen it on ebay for a couple of quid and wondered if it was worth adding to my library.
 
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topcat68 said:
Cheers Frank,yeah that's the one,just seen it on ebay for a couple of quid and wondered if it was worth adding to my library.
grab it while you can...they're pretty rare as they've been taken out of print...a good read
 
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topcat68 said:
FrankCastle said:
The one about the FRU? Not bad, but very different to most of the SAS Porn; the author was not involved in any contacts(or at least, he does not write about them).

Quite interesting. Makes a change from the usual SF books. The Operators by Gordon Rennie(IIRC)is also a good read if you are interested in the Army Spooks.
Cheers Frank,yeah that's the one,just seen it on ebay for a couple of quid and wondered if it was worth adding to my library.
No worries, TC. And yeah, I'd definately recommend it; I think it's the only book writen by a member of the Force Research Unit. I wonder if the FRU was absorbed by the new SRR, along with 14Int?
 
#6
Try also:

Davies, N. (1999): Ten-Thirty-Three: The Inside Storey of Britain's Secret Killing Machine in Northern Ireland, Edinburgh, Mainstream Publishing.

Rennie, J. (1996): The Operators: On the Streets with 14 Company, London, Century Books.
 
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T.F.R said:
FrankCastle said:
. I wonder if the FRU was absorbed by the new SRR, along with 14Int?
No it wasnt, the FRU was "disbanded"
Interesting. Thanks for that.
 
#13
Another book I'd recommend, though on a slightly different subject is COLD ZERO, by a former sniper with the FBI's elite HuRT(Hostage Rescue Team).

The author, Christopher Whitcomb, was a former professional scriptwriter for politicians before deciding to get a proper job and work for a living. His experiance shows; the book is well written, if a little gung ho.

The book includes details of HuRT's very tough Selection and an insider's view of the FBI's most infamous missions: Ruby Ridge and Waco.

Out of print now but you should be able to finda copy on Amazon etc. Well worth a read.
 
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T.F.R said:
FrankCastle said:
. I wonder if the FRU was absorbed by the new SRR, along with 14Int?
No it wasnt, the FRU was "disbanded"
Didn't it get re-named 14Int??

Another good book is, "The Dirty War", forget the pair of authors names at the moment. Lent the book out ages ago and haven't had it back.
 
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jinxy said:
T.F.R said:
FrankCastle said:
. I wonder if the FRU was absorbed by the new SRR, along with 14Int?
No it wasnt, the FRU was "disbanded"
Didn't it get re-named 14Int??

Another good book is, "The Dirty War", forget the pair of authors names at the moment. Lent the book out ages ago and haven't had it back.
Nah, mate - even I know that 14Int and FRU were two completely seperate units.

Standing by to be corrected, but I think 14Int came under the DSF, while FRU was part of the Green Slime(though not all members were Int).
 
#16
14 Int was indeed part of the DSF set up, the FRU was under control of Director Intelligence. Both played separate roles in NI during those days and the book covers both in some part as 'Rob Lewis' did a bit in both units. Pretty down to earth, normal sort of coverage with no door-kicking, room spraying, abseiling, nonsense.
 
#17
Wasn't there another book called 'One Up' by a female operator? IIRC it was quite good.
 
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hogspawn said:
Wasn't there another book called 'One Up' by a female operator? IIRC it was quite good.
Rings a bell, but I've never read it.

I remember a photo in FOM; a dog wearing ear-defenders and with a handgun on the ground in front of it. The caption reads: An Operator in heavy disguise. :lol:
 
#19
I think she called herself 'Sarah Ford' ?........ the girl who wrote the book as opposed to the dog in the piccie ! Mind you, who knows ?
 
#20
Guys FRU was renamed JSG (Joint Support Group) and continued to operate for some time after in the provance. JSG is believed to still exsist and operate else where now doing a si milar job.
 
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