Hosting this show is Phil Campion, 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. He lives in Southampton with his partner, Wendy, and three children. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and continues to work as an operator on the private military circuit. Phil’s first book, Born Fearless: From SAS to Mercenary to Pirate Hunter – My Life as a Shadow Warrior, was published by Quercus in September 2011. His first novel, Desert Fire, following the exploits of ex-SAS operative Steve Range, was published by Quercus in September 2012, and the second in the Blackstone Six series, Killing Range, followed in May 2013. Phil’s most recent book, Big Phil Campion’s Real World SAS Survival Guide, was published by Quercus in May 2014.
On this show, Phil gets into what SAS selection is all about and why it is so difficult to make it through the pipeline. He also gets into some everday carry (EDC) options for citizens of the UK in case they find themselves in a bad situation, such as a terrorist attack. Finally, he discusses the topic of where European citizens can access gun ranges and training since they’re quite limited on options. It’s a unique look at utilizing what is available to prepared citizens on that side of the pond.
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