2014
29.12

‘being able to navigate without GPS is a fundamental skill in the Forces’

2014
28.12

This year we like to congratulate our Good Psychopath Andy McNab with a Bad Psycho card.

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Have a nice day Andy!!

2014
19.12

To keep your head in the armed forces you need the right state of mind. Andy McNab, Bravo Two Zero commander who survived Iraqi capture and torture, explains why mental fitness is essential.

2014
17.12

More than 200 people visited Westover Land Rover in Salisbury on Sunday 14 December to see Andy McNab, ex-SAS man turned best-selling author. Andy signed over 250 books for the showroom’s guests and also talked to the assembled crowd about his experiences working covertly for the British military.

“Andy’s speech was excellent – really engaging and informative – and it was great that he opened the session up for questions at the end,” says Paul Dillon, Westover Group Joint Managing Director. “Our visitors really appreciated the chance to ask him about his experiences.”

One visitor came with a first edition copy of Bravo Two Zero, Andy’s first book – one of only 5,000 copies printed in the initial run. The publisher, who was on hand on the day, confirmed that a similar copy had sold recently in America for a massive $40,000!

“We’ll be announcing the winner of our competition next week, so someone will be getting news of their trip to a Land Rover Experience Centre, where they and three friends will put their off-road driving skills to the test against Andy McNab.”

Help for Heroes also attended the book signing, raising more than £580 to support military personnel wounded in conflict. In addition to the cash donations, the Help for Heroes team also sold £142.00 worth of merchandise on the day.

For the full article go here to the Westover Group website

Andy McNab at Westover Group

Photo MBlazeby Blackmore Vale Mag

2014
15.12

LBC Radio, 15 December 2014

Former SAS sergeant, Andy McNab, spoke to Iain Dale this evening about the Sydney hostage incident.

Drawing on his experience as a special forces soldier, including an incident where he was held captive in Iraq, ex-SAS sergeant, Andy McNab, offered a unique insight into the hostage situation that took place today in Lindt cafe in Sydney.

The hostage situation was ended shortly before Andy joined Iain Dale on the LBC drive time show, and it was still unclear how many casualties or fatalities there were. But based on the information that was coming from Sydney at the time, Mr McNab believed this was a positive outcome.

“Looking at the footage, it’s been a success.”

“Clearly something has gone on during the negotiations where the decision is made that the negotiations are going wrong, will go wrong, maybe one of the casualties is a hostage who got shot and killed by the hostage taker… the mission is to save the hostages, so then they’ve got to go in. And that’s the last resort.”

Andy also explained that any plans to storm a hostage situation have a huge number of factors to consider, from basics like entrances and exits, down to knowing if any of the hostages have medical conditions.

For the hostages themselves though, Mr McNab explained that the intial reaction would have been disbelief, before fear set in, a fear of the unknown. Most people then retreat into themsevles, thinking about family and loved ones.

Click here to listen to  Andy McNab On Sydney Hostage Crisis on LBC Radio

Source: LBC website

2014
15.12

Torturing terror suspects is a ‘moral responsibility’ of the security services because it saves innocent lives, says former SAS man Andy McNab

Daily Mail, 13 December 2014

Andy McNab believes security services have a ‘moral responsibility’ to torture suspects if innocent lives hang in the balance.

A report released earlier this week revealed that brutal techniques used by CIA agents against Al-Qaeda suspects in the wake of the September 11 bombings failed to produce useful intelligence.

But the soldier-turned-author says torture can yield vital information if used properly – and will be used by authorities in the future to prevent terrorist attacks.

Go here for the full article in the Daily Mail