Phil Campion is a veteran of military operations in just about every conflict-prone corner of the world. He served with the Royal Hampshires, passed through Commando and Parachute Regiment selection, before being badged with 22 SAS. He left the British Army in his early thirties, with the rank of Staff Sergeant, and started working on the private military circuit.

In this interview, Phil talks about his opposition to operating in Northern Ireland and how it eventually led him to join the SAS. Phil reflects on the fact that the difficultly with SAS selection was not the course itself but actually getting selected for the interview.