2016
27.10

Andy McNab in conversation with Hal Stewart on BFBS Radio
26 October 2016

Teaser clip interview with Hal Stewart above.

2015
12.06

Andy McNab on the latest Tom Buckingham thriller by The Oldie Magazine Recordings on Mixcloud

2014
19.11

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2014
06.06

Former SAS soldier Andy McNab, who spent six weeks as an Iraqi captive in the Gulf War, warns that Sgt Bowe Berghdal – whether hero or villain – now faces a nightmare

The Telegraph – 5 June 2014
By Andy McNab

Heroes don’t exist like they do in the films. Real-life events are totally different to what we expect. All the grainy footage of the Taliban handover of Sergeant Bowe Berghdal to US forces in Afghanistan shows is a deeply traumatised young man, struggling to hold on to reality.

He would have just been telling himself, is this really happening? Am I really being released? That is why, once airborne, he scribbled “SF” on a paper plate, asking the soldiers around him, over the drone of the helicopter engine, if they really were special forces. After so long as an enemy captive, it is impossible to grasp you are free.

I spent six weeks as an enemy captive after I was captured by the Iraqis in the Gulf War in 1991. This young man is 28, and has spent the past five years of his life in enemy hands. There will have been some horrendous times.

The first three weeks of my own incarceration were spent under physical interrogation, being whipped and burnt, and having my back teeth pulled out. I was kept in a purpose-built interrogation centre in Baghdad used by the secret police, but at the time I had no idea where I was.

After that, I was moved to Abu Ghraib jail. There, the torture wasn’t official, but Baghdad was getting bombed every night from dusk until dawn, and the guards would come and get their retribution.

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GO HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE TELEGRAPH

2014
04.06

The Scotsman – 4 June 2014

Thieves have stolen metal plaques from a statue erected in memory of SAS founder David Stirling.

The bronze plates, one of which paid tribute to all 307 Special Air Service, were removed from the plinth of the memorial on Hill of Row near Doune, Stirlingshire, with bolt cutters.

One of the stolen plaques paid homage to Sir David with the inscription: “David Stirling, founder of the SAS Regiment, 1941”

While the other carried the words: “In remembrance of all those members of the special air service regiment who have died in the service of their country and have given their lives to uphold the principles of freedom and justice.”

The statue was erected in 2002 near Sir David’s family’s Park of Keir estate on land off the B824 between Doune and Junction 11 of the M9.

Today, the director of the memorial spoke of its “desecration” by the thieves and said police were carrying out an investigation.

The retired SAS major and asked not to be named, believes the plaques were removed between May 22 and May 29, probably at night.

He said: “It had been attempted before, about four or five years ago, but they weren’t able to get the plaques off.

“Following that, we put more cement around the plaques and added extra bolts to make the plaques even harder to remove.

“This time, however, whoever has done it has come along with the correct tools and removed them.”

He believes the thieves probably scrapped a bollard next to the memorial site during the operation.

“We are all quite upset at what has happened.”

He added. “One of the plaques remembers all those who died in the service of their country and for someone to come along and desecrate that by stealing the plaques is appalling.”

Go here for the full article in The Scotsman

2013
29.03

Bravo Two Zero: 20 Years On

Andy McNab
23 May 2013, 7.00pm

Twenty years after its first publication, ‘Bravo Two Zero’ remains the biggest selling military history book of all time.

To mark this anniversary, Andy McNab will talk about that ill-fated mission that went deep into the Iraqi desert during the First Gulf War (1990-91), what he discovered when he returned to the area a decade on, and what has happened to the rest of the patrol since.

Tickets can be purchased in the following ways:
– Telephone: 020 7881 6600
– Online: Use the booking form on this page or visit the Museum Shop
– At the Museum

Concessions:
A concessionary rate is available to SOFNAM members, students, seniors and service personnel. Concession tickets can be booked over the telephone but must be collected with proof of ID.

Go here for the National Army Museum Website