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Andy McNab is a renowned motivational and keynote speaker. Andy joined the infantry in 1976 as a boy soldier. In 1984 he was badged as a member of 22 SAS Regiment. He served in B Squadron 22 SAS for nine years and worked on both covert and overt special operations worldwide including anti-terrorist and anti-drug operations in the Middle and Far East, South and Central America and North Ireland.
Trained as a specialist in counter terrorism, prime target elimination, demolitions, weapons and tactics, covert surveillance and information gathering in hostile environments, and VIP protection, he worked on co-operative operations with police forces, prison services, anti-drug forces and western backed guerrilla movements as well as on conventional special operations. In Northern Ireland he spent two years working as an undercover operator with 14th Intelligence Group, going on to become an instructor.
In the Gulf War, Andy commanded the famous Bravo Two Zero patrol, an eight man patrol tasked with destroying underground communication links between Baghdad and north-west Iraq and with finding and destroying mobile Scud missile launchers. The patrol infiltrated Iraq in January 1991, but were soon compromised. A fierce fire fight with Iraqi troops ensued and the patrol was forced to escape and evade on foot to Syria. One of the four taken prisoners, Andy was held for six weeks and was relentlessly and savagely tortured.
Awarded both the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) and Military Medal (MM) during his military career, McNab was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he finally left the SAS in February 1993. Andy has written about his experiences in the SAS in two best selling books. 'Bravo Two Zero' is the highest selling war book of all time and has sold at least 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. 'Immediate Action', his autobiography, spent 18 weeks at the top of the best-seller lists.
Andy released several audio stories in 2007 and has written many books from DropZone, to Spoken From the Front in 2009. He also presented Andy McNab's Tour of Duty on ITV4 in 2008 - which was also released on DVD.
A director of a Hereford based security company, McNab developed and runs a specialist training course for news crews, journalists and members of non-governmental organisations working in hostile environments (including war zones). The course is currently the only one if its kind in the world.
As an excellent speaker Andy is in great demand by audiences eager to hear the inside story to his amazing experiences with the SAS.
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