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 the significance of going on his first operation once he made it out of SAS selection and joined the regiment. He didn’t join the SAS to train, he joined to make a difference and adhere to his beliefs. For his first real operation, Phil said he was busy hunting down war criminals in the Balkans.