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 continues to explain what SAS selection is all about and what the later stages of the process entail. He also covers the formidable fighting force called Gurkhas. Phil explains just how incredible and dedicated Gurkha soldiers are.
For those who haven’t heard, SOFREP.com is coming back!
All of our websites – including an additional article catalog of more than 12,000 gear reviews, SOF history pieces, and military aviation articles – are being consolidated into one completely redesigned site and mobile app, to include featured categories such as News, Gear, Media (video & podcasts), Team Room & member forums, Store, and the #1 Gear Club in America – Crate Club.
On September 23rd, we’ll be doing a “soft” launch of SOFREP that will replace NEWSREP. Our developers are working hard on all of the new features and integration components for the full launch that will be ready in the coming weeks.
As always, be sure to check out CrateClub.com for Spec Ops grade gear hand picked by professionals. See you all again next week!