Ghost Force: The Secret History of the SAS

Ghost Force The Secret History of the SAS Formed in David Stirling s SAS had been a highly mobile yet conventional force The modern SAS can be traced directly to the Chindits and Force Between the onset of peace and persistent oppos
  • Title: Ghost Force: The Secret History of the SAS
  • Author: Ken Connor
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  • Page: 275
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Ghost Force: The Secret History of the SAS
    Formed in 1941, David Stirling s SAS had been a highly mobile yet conventional force The modern SAS can be traced directly to the Chindits and Force 136 Between the onset of peace and persistent opposition in certain circles, in the autumn of 1945 the original SAS was disbanded Less than two years later the Malayan Emergency exposed how unprepared the British ArmyFormed in 1941, David Stirling s SAS had been a highly mobile yet conventional force The modern SAS can be traced directly to the Chindits and Force 136 Between the onset of peace and persistent opposition in certain circles, in the autumn of 1945 the original SAS was disbanded Less than two years later the Malayan Emergency exposed how unprepared the British Army was not only for jungle warfare, but for unconventional warfare in general It was a niche that needed filling, and so Mike Calvert the man who had been forced to preside over the disbandment was able to breathe life into the Regiment once Able to adapt, improvise and refine their techniques to face the most hostile of environments, the SAS forged a reputation as the world s premier special forces unit In order to fully appreciate the importance of the SAS and its contribution from 1947 to the Gulf War, Ken Connor places the Regiment s history within the wider, political context Compiled from personal experience and the eye witness accounts, Connor reveals SAS involvement in the Falklands War and the Gulf War and their operations against the IRA in Gibraltar First published in 1998, Ghost Force remains both thrilling and eye opening, including a fascinating insight into how Connor felt the SAS should adapt for the twenty first century This is the definitive history of the Regiment written by an ex SAS soldier of 23 years experience Praise for Ghost Force Controversial, blistering and unique Andy McNab Ken Connor served in the Special Air Service from 1963 to 1986, seeing active service in four theatres of war Closely involved in VIP protection techniques and the establishment of the Counter Revolutionary Warfare team, he became a Senior Instructor in a number of specialised areas and also trained US personnel at Quantico.
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  • Ken Connor

    Ken joined the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, before transferring to the Special Air Service where he served for over 23 years During his time in the regiment he was involved in the creation and development of many of the departments and techniques for which the SAS are now world famous, including the Bodyguard Training Cell, the Counter Terrorist Team and the founding of 14 Intelligence Company.He served and trained with other Special Forces Groups around the world and saw active service in four different theatres of war A graduate of the US Ranger and airborne programmes he trained US personnel at the FBI Academy in Quantico, USA, in counter terrorist and VIP protection techniques Ken served with Brixmis the British Commander in Chief s Mission to the Soviet Forces in East Germany, for which he was awarded the British Empire Medal.In 1986 he joined Control Risks Group as a security consultant for 5 years, after which he started his own company, offering services to clients in the specialist security field He is the author and co author of several books, including Ghost Force The Secret History of the SAS.

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