Originally published in 1999 I picked up a copy of the 2007 re-print only recently. It differs from other SAS books in that it covers the period 1962 â 1982 and so therefore isnât so much a âwe are wonderful and I was the bestâ angle as a âand then this funny thing happenedâ. The whole book is well written and SSgt Pete Scholeyâs stories are based around humour, life and funny anecdotes, it is much closer to us as soldiers as we can appreciate what was happening than the secret squirrel angle taken where tactics and kit are hinted at so beloved by the t. I wonât do a full review here but it really is chocker with funny stories and many genuine laugh out loud moments, for which I would go so far to suggest that this is the best SAS book around (or at least that I have read so far). Pete served extensively with Lofty Wiseman and Large and much of his stories cover these great characters. He explains a little of how the CRW Wing (sp?) was set up, his small parts in Princes Gate, and FI as well as his larger parts earlier on in the deserts and jungles. It really is a cracking book. Many potential readers will probably be put off by the âageâ of the stories but I will PROMISE you that this is more than made up for in either (a) the breadth of coverage and (b) the quality of the anecdotes and the accompanying humour. If you havenât read it, then I recommend it. Hereâs some quotes I have typed carefully out for illustration (as I remember them)â¦ And I think that these two quotes from amazon reviews hit the nail on the head: The second review is exactly the point of this book, walts and 13 year olds wonât enjoy this as much as B20, the average arrse reader howeverâ¦ One other point, donât be put off by the cover â itâs a bit âSAS for boys, aged 7+â.