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SAS South Georgia Boating Club (Hardback)

An SAS Trooper's Memoir and Falklands War Diary

Modern Warfare Falklands SAS & Elite Forces Military

By Tony Shaw
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 272
Illustrations: 30 mono
ISBN: 9781399087766
Published: 30th April 2022

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Many aspire to serve with the Special Air Service, arguably the world’s most prestigious regiment, but few achieve their aim. In this inspiring memoir the author describes how he left school without any qualifications and embarked on a 30 year career much of it spent in Hereford, including four years in ‘The Regiment’. Against the odds he rose through the ranks before being commissioned and eventually retiring as a Major.

Initially attached to 22 SAS as a signaller, he volunteered for and passed ‘Selection’, the most gruelling and demanding of tests. He was posted to D Squadron Boat Troop with whom he saw active service in the Falklands War, Northern Ireland and the UK counter-terrorist team. Thanks to the diary he kept during the Falklands War, the reader is treated to a gripping first-hand account of the intense action that he and his colleagues experienced, including recces, diversionary attacks, raids and ambushes both on South Georgia and the Falklands Islands.

Later he commanded the Royal Signals troop supporting D Squadron, 22 SAS before commissioning and later on pursuing a second career as a security consultant in various Middle Eastern hotspots.

It is a privilege to read this commendably modest account of one man’s unique career which provides a fascinating insight into elite special forces soldiering.

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About Tony Shaw

Tony Shaw joined the Royal Signals aged 15 as a junior entrant at the Army Apprentice College, Harrogate. He volunteered for 264 (SAS) Signal Squadron and after four years attached to D Squadron 22 SAS and qualifying as a parachutist, passed Selection in 1980. He returned to D Squadron spending four years with 17 (Boat) Troop, serving in Northern Ireland and the Falklands. In due course he went on to spend three years commanding D Squadron’s Signals Troop.


During his military career he learnt five languages and was promoted through the ranks to WO1 and was commissioned in 1991. After retiring as a Major in 1999 he pursued a second career as technical and security specialist in the Middle East.


A lifelong Tranmere Rover supporter, he enjoys mountain walking and running.

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